June 3, 2014


a jury sits in court as an attorney speaks to them
A recent headline in a daily newsletter from The Crime Report (www.thecrimereport.org), a non-partisan multimedia and networking resource on crime and justice issues, caught my attention. The headline read “How Plea Bargains are Making Jury Trials Obsolete.”  In the article, Matthew Mangino reported that “ninety-seven percent of federal criminal prosecutions are resolved by plea bargain,”...
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