Judicial Discretion

Guest Host:

Steve Roberts
Judicial Discretion

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft wants a report of all cases in which a judge gives a convicted criminal a lesser sentence than what federal guidelines recommend. A panel talks about why the Justice Department is taking this step and...

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft wants a report of all cases in which a judge gives a convicted criminal a lesser sentence than what federal guidelines recommend. A panel talks about why the Justice Department is taking this step and what it means for the nation's judges, prosecutors, and lawbreakers.

Guests

Bruce Fein

former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group

Ron Weich

former counsel for the Sentencing Commission

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