Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Woman Behind the Man

Carrie Johnson of the Washington Post has an incredible story here on Linda Lay, wife of Ken Lay. The article is called "Woman of Conviction."  It captures the agony felt by a third party, in this case the wife, of the individual being investigated, tried, convicted, and soon to be sentenced. These third parties often are lost when everyone is focused on the person alleged to have committed wrongdoing. 

Should punishment and sentencing factor in the problems to be faced by third parties? Check out Darryl Brown's law review article here titled:  Third-Party Interests in Criminal Law.


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