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Saturday, August 5, 2006

CrimProf Robert Batey Explains that Judges Usually Follow Jury Recommendations

Batey_1From Daytona Beach News Stetson University College of Law CrimProf Robert Batey spoke to the Daytona Beach News Journal about the  fact that the chances a circuit judge will not heed a jury's recommendation to place needles in the arms of two men convicted of killing six people in Deltona are slim.

"It seems statistically unlikely that the judge will depart from the jury's recommendation," said Robert Batey, professor of criminal law at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg.

Robert Batey holds a bachelor's degree from Yale University and law degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Illinois. After one year as a teaching assistant at the University of Illinois College of Law and two years as an assistant professor at West Virginia University College of Law, Batey joined the law faculty at Stetson University in 1977. During his tenure at Stetson, Professor Batey visited for one semester at the University of Virginia School of Law and served for four years as Stetson's associate dean. He has written extensively on criminal justice, law and literature, and related topics. Since 1995, he has been a local coordinator for Families Against Mandatory Minimums.

Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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