This Changes Everything: A Call for a Directive, Goal-Oriented Principle to Guide the Discretion of Federal Prosecutors
Mark William Osler
University of St. Thomas - School of Law (Minnesota)
September 4, 2008
Valparaiso Law Review, Vol. 39, p. 625, 2005
The breadth of discretion enjoyed by federal prosecutors has been widely noted and often criticized, but few realistic proposals have been made to limit or channel that discretion. This article suggests the articulation of an over-arching principle by the Attorney General to focus that often-troubling discretion.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 61
Keywords: sentencing, prosecutorial discretion, Attorney General, federal prosecutors
JEL Classification: K14, K42, K40Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 5, 2008
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