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Friday, December 29, 2017

"Why Trials Are Disappearing"

Bill Otis has this post at Crime & Consequences. In part:

My years as an AUSA tell me that the reason defendants take the deal is that they are ice cold on the evidence and understandably prefer that their behavior not get the full airing a trial would bring.
 
Often, the best evidence is the surveillance tape.  For example, this one

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2017/12/why-trials-are-disappearing.html

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