BREAKING: JUDGE LEIFMAN TOSSES RED LIGHT CAMERAS. TICKET CLINIC PREVAILS! CLICK HERE.
In a procedure that has caught even Rumpole by surprise, Leifman bypassed the circuit court appellate division (Sorry Judge De La O) and sent his decision directly to the 3rd DCA (Motto "The Federalist Society Rocks!"). Who knew there was such a procedure?
Here's the opening paragraph of an opinion piece in The Hill.
(For those of you who wear robes to work, The Hill is one of the pre-eminent news organizations covering Capitol Hill, which for those of you who wear robes to work, is the metonym used to denote the Senate and Congress in our nation's capitol)
DOM doesn't propose an alternative. He just decries the current system.
So what is the alternative? Judges do not sit in on debriefings. If they are asked to decide if a defendant was truthful then a record would have to be kept of every debriefing and no prosecutor worth their salt that we know would want that.
Perhaps the system of cooperation should be ended. But then that would put a majority of our brethren who do not know how to do anything other than fold like a cheap suit at the first appearance of the feds out of business. And most of these "fee and plea" lawyers do not know how to write wills or draft a closing.
So what is the alternative?
Have at it.
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