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This research investigated participants' responses to a scenario involving either a high-status elected senator or a public citizen either supporting or opposing uranium mining near a heritage-listed national park in Australia, followed by the subsequent arrest and punishment of the stimulus person for failing to obey a police order. Results show that low authoritarians perceived the low-status offender relative to the high-status offender as less responsible for the offense, and they reported less positive affect about the penalty for the low-status offender. Participants showed more leniency toward offenders whose position on uranium mining was congruent with participants' own attitudes. Relationships between right-wing authoritarianism, own attitudes toward uranium mining, and participants' reactions to the offense were associated with different but somewhat overlapping sets of value priorities.