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Friday, March 25, 2011

Boruchowitz on Diverting and Reclassifying Misdemeanors

Boruchowitz robert Robert C. Boruchowitz (Seattle University School of Law) has posted Diverting and Reclassifying Misdemeanors Could Save $1 Billion Per Year: Reducing the Need for and Cost of Appointed Counsel (American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, December 2010) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Reclassifying and diverting marijuana possession, driver's license suspension and other misdemeanors could save the indigent defense system as much as $1 billion per year, allowing overworked criminal defenders to devote time and resources to those charged with more serious crimes.

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