February 13, 2007
Thoughtful reflection on Skilling sentence
Thanks to Stuart Taylor's amazing commentary in The National Journal yesterday (discussed here), I discovered that Frank Bowman has this terrific piece in The American Lawyer providing reflections on the federal sentencing of Jeff Skilling and other white-collar offenders. Frank's piece is entitled "Sacrificial Felon: Life sentences for marquee white-collar criminals don't make sense." Here is one of many notable insights:
[T]he fate of [Skilling, Bernie Ebbers and John Rigas] leaves me certain of one fact: The rules governing high-end federal white-collar sentences are now completely untethered from both criminal law theory and simple common sense.
February 13, 2007 at 06:16 AM | Permalink
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