Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Rice was rently quoted in a newpaper article saying she, and not judges, would dictate the jail sentences for criminals who made plea deals -- a major change to what had been county policy for 30 years. She also fired longtime favorite prosecutors and pushed for a special courtroom for drunken driving cases – all moves bound to please some groups and rankle others.
"Her new ideas are very admirable," said Richard Klein, a criminal law professor at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, Rice's alma mater. "But you can't just unilaterally implement changes. You have to have the support of other people who partake in the legal system."
Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]