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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Critical reflections on the Cantu commutation ... aka why some federal prosecutors perhaps deserve to be demonized"

It's hard not to agree with Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy on this one. In part:

The more I reflect on the typo-correction sentence commutation of federal prisoner Cesar Huerta Cantu (basics here), and especially after re-reading this 2255 dismissal order that followed Cantu's own effort to have a court fix its own significant sentencing error, the more disgusted I feel about the modern federal sentencing system and especially about the U.S. Department of Justice and those federal prosecutors most responsible for Cesar Cantu's treatment by our Kafkaesque system.

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