Ashcroft On Pleas: Costly Change Or Nothing New?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/24/national/24PROS.html http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/0903/24ashcroft.html Will Attorney General John Ashcroft’s new limits on plea bargains in federal prosecutions cause a crisis in the courts? Theoretically, yes. “If even just a small fraction of the 96 percent of all defendants who currently plead guilty end up going to trial, the courts will be overrun in no time,” said Marc
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