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Plea Bargaining

What Orange Is the New Black Gets Right About the Prison System -- And What It Leaves Out

Jesse Lava | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Lava

The show demonstrates a solid commitment to generating empathy for prisoners and exposing the systemic problems that plague criminal justice in the United States. There are, however, deep problems with the criminal justice system that Orange does not raise.

Might Kennedy's Plea Bargain Decisions Reveal How He Will Swing on Health Care?

David Coleman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
David Coleman

One can hope Justice Kennedy's approach of seeing the world as it really functions, and not through ideological glasses, will incline him to be a swing vote to affirm the constitutionality of imposing insurance obligations for health care.

Mike Sacks

Absurdly Bad Plea Bargain Advice Violates Constitution, Supreme Court Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defendants who receive deficient or absurdly bad plea bargaining advice from their lawyers have had their constitutional rights violated...

Innocent Until Proven Guilty?

Ruth Grant | Posted 02.21.2012 | Crime
Ruth Grant

The justice system is meant to ascertain the facts according to the evidence and to assign punishment proportionate to the crime. These purposes -- truth and justice -- cannot be served by bargaining.