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Our Potemkin Village

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Repairing the System

The Devil is always in the details.  In an earlier post  I  commented on Judge Jed Rakoff’s  statement that our celebrated  jury trial  accounts for less than  3 percent  of convictions in federal court; the rest are the consequence of plea bargains in which the prosecution usually has the upper hand.  https://guileisgood.com/2014/12/03/im-here/ Now Adam Liptak of the NYT reports that 88 percent of appellate opinions in the federal system have no precedential  value in the […]