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April 1, 2012

Huge thanks to Prof Bibas for his Machinery (and seeking feedback on guesting)

I am so very grateful  pleased that Professor Stephanos Bibas served as such a dynamic guest-blogger to discuss sentencing issues raised by his terrific new book, titled "The Machinery of Criminal Justice," which was just published by Oxford University Press and is available here.  I will in this post link below to my introduction and then to all seven of Stephanos's substantive posts:

I hope that readers enjoyed this series of posts as much as I did.  I also hope folks will take a moment to add thanks for Stephanos's efforts via the comments and that folks will let me know if I should try to make a habit of soliciting folks to guest-blog about a recent sentencing project or to develop a series of posts around a particular topic.

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Let me echo the gratitude of Prof. Berman, to Prof. Bibas, for his thought provoking postings. I hope he understood the critical comments as signs of esteem and caring, and as consultations worth $hundreds an hour, given the experience levels of the commentators.

He can contact me through Prof. Berman anytime he wants to debate,"Criminal Law, Utter Failure Save for Lawyer Rent Seeking." The level of crime in the US is itself a crime against humanity, especially since the weight of the burden falls on the black and on the poor many fold. Not only does the lawyer forbear massive criminality, he has an appalling, maddening rate of false convictions, bogus made up crimes, and oppression of a freedom loving people. The failure is across the board, even when he drops crime by 40% with mandatory sentencing guideline (90% drop in prison murders after mandatory guidelines - biggest beneficiaries of guidelines? Prisoners). He feels compelled to dismantle the greatest success of the lawyer in the 20th Century, to generate more make work government jobs.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Apr 2, 2012 6:34:09 AM

I found Professor Bibas' posts very interesting and thought-provoking, and I'd be happy to see other guest posts of the same caliber.

Posted by: anonymous | Apr 3, 2012 12:29:47 AM

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