As it turns out, LA County Sheriff Lee Baca had disregarded LA County Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer's explicit orders that Hilton not be allowed to serve her time in "her spacious home with an electronic monitoring bracelet." As result of today's hearing in front of Sauer, however, the order is reinstated and, this time, Hilton will be required to serve her original sentence--45 days.
Baca's actions were taken as a result of a diagnosis of an unspecified malady by Hilton's personal physician. which allegedly made Hilton too ill to spend three weeks in a jail cell. Of course, there's a great deal of rude speculation as to what that malady might be. But any lay observer can see which sickness she suffers from. It's called narcissism.
She endangered the lives of others by driving drunk--twice. Then after her license was suspended for those offenses, she was stopped during her probation while endangering the lives of others again by greatly exceeding the speed limit and driving with the lights off (and probably drunk again; something that seemed to be a constant state for her). She isn't being put in jail for driving without a license, as some observers contend. She's being put in jail for violating the terms of her probation.
Her offenses ARE MAJOR and show a continued disregard for the lives of others and for the law. Her behavior is especially infuriating when one considers that she has the means to hire a driver.
The only way in which Hilton has been treated unfairly in this matter was when Baca let her out and, thereby, enabling her character disorder. This gave Hilton the hope that she might be able to avoid a fate that all too many violators of probation suffer and fed the idea that there are two systems of justice: one for the rich, famous and/or "pretty" and one for the rest of us.
Hilton reportedly cried upon hearing Sauer's judgment and yelled for her mom (something I would probably do too, were I in her shoes). But what she doesn't understand (yet) is that the verdict was not about her; it was about the rest of us.
Here's to Judge Sauer and here's hoping that Hilton makes it through her incarceration physically well and mentally recovered.