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February 27, 2007

Another round of white-collar wondering

Inspired by two new Yale Law Journal's Pocket Part pieces first noted here, the WSJ Law Blog here asks again whether sentences for high-profile white-collar sentences are too long.  The comments and this follow-up at Ideoblog are worth reading, though more attention ought to be given to a variation on this question which recognizes the modern realities of the "trial penalty": are sentences for white-collar cooperators too short in light of the extreme sentences generally given to those defendants who are often less culpable but decide to exercise their rights to go to trial?

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