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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Judges and Plea Bargains

Textbooks tend to give the impression that although judges can accept or reject a plea bargain, acceptance is the rule nearly always. An article in the New York Times today discusses a rejection and the reasoning behind what the judge ordered. It is well worth reading for insight into the federal system.

June 18, 2005
Judge's Move Casts Doubt in Ferry Case

This article is available on the New York Times web site as well as via the UTA digital library for current students.