State Senator Hiram Monserrate is expected in court today, to face sentencing for his misdemeanor assault (of his girlfriend) conviction. WCBS 2 reports, "The Queens District Attorney was expected to ask for only 60 days in prison instead of the maximum of a year, because D.A. Richard Brown reportedly wanted to make sure Hiram Monserrate attends a program for people who batter their mates. That would only be mandatory if Monserrate was sentenced to 60 days or less." Hmm.