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The Rule of Law Is Broken

Monica Almeida, Redux

An overcrowded prison in Chino, Calif., reflects the modern American approach to penalizing crime, which William Stuntz calls "the harshest in the history of democratic government."
October 16, 2011

When a renowned scholar of criminal law and procedure says the criminal-justice system is in ruin, the indictment should stick.

The title of William J. Stuntz's The Collapse of American Criminal Justice (Belknap/Harvard University Press) encapsules…

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