Plea Bargaining, Sentence Modifications, and the Real World

@inproceedings{Cook2013PleaBS,
  title={Plea Bargaining, Sentence Modifications, and the Real World},
  author={Julian Abele Cook},
  year={2013}
}
This article examines the 2011 Supreme Court decision in United States v. Freeman. At issue was whether defendants, such as Freeman, who enter a guilty plea pursuant to a binding plea agreement, are entitled to seek a modification of their sentence when the guideline range applicable to their offense has subsequently been lowered by the United States Sentencing Commission. By a five-to-four vote, the Court found that Freeman was eligible to seek a sentence reduction. However, as the article… CONTINUE READING

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