Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh set a new hearing for Friday afternoon in hopes of turning back the clock, CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Last week, the official sentenced former teacher Stacy Rambold to just 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old student.
At sentencing, the judge said the victim, Cherice Moralez, "seemed older than her chronological age."
The girl committed suicide before Rambold's case went to trial but the judge publicly apologized for his comments after they caused outrage locally and on social media.
Lah says that at today's hearing, the man has indicated he will sentence Rambold to two years in jail, not 30 days.
But some say he's too late.
Filings from the prosecutor, the state attorney general and even the defense want the hearing cancelled now that the case has been appealed to at the state supreme court.