Monday, May 29, 2006
Clearly a topic of discussion is the upcoming sentencing of Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. Co-blogger Professor Peter Henning provides interesting points here. Professor Doug Berman also has some thoughts here and here. This will clearly be a topic of upcoming conversation.
But what are Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling thinking right now? And what are those close to them thinking right now? Probably many just don't care and want these two men given a maximum sentence. But what purpose will that sentence serve? Will it stop future criminality (deterrence)? Could we achieve that deterrence with far lesser sentences than everyone seems to be predicting? Is the criminal justice system just going to become a retributive machine to answer to the public outcry?