This is the way federal prosecutors work in general today.
Reader comment on: New Yorker on Steven Cohen
Submitted by Lyle (United States), Oct 6, 2014 16:48
Mandatory sentencing guidelines mean that if they convict you the book is thrown at you, so they have effectively eliminated the jury and the judge. I have heard comments that the repeal of the sentencing guidelines would be a good first step, let the judge decide what is appropriate.
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