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Russell D. Covey, Longitudinal Guilt: Repeat Offenders, Plea Bargaining, and the Variable Standard of Proof

63 Fla. L. Rev. 431 (2011)| |   | | ABSTRACT :: This Article introduces a new concept-“longitudinal guilt”-which invites readers to reconsider basic presuppositions about the way our criminal justice system determines guilt in criminal cases. In short, the idea … Continue reading

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Dale E. Ho, Silent at Sentencing: Waiver Doctrine and a Capital Defendant’s Right to Present Migitating Evidence After Schriro v. Landrigan

62 Fla. L. Rev. 763 (2010) | | | | CASE COMMENT ::The consideration of mitigating evidence-evidence that weighs against the imposition of the death penalty in a capital defendant’s individual case-has been deemed a “constitutionally indispensable” feature of a … Continue reading

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Douglas A. Berman, The Enduring (and Again Timely) Wisdom of the Original MPC Sentencing Provisions

61 Fla. L. Rev. 709 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: My favorite bit of folk wisdom is “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” However, when considering the ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code: Sentencing (MPCS) provisions, … Continue reading

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Nora V. Demleitner, Good Conduct Time: How Much and for Whom? The Unprincipled Approach of the Model Penal Code: Sentencing

61 Fla. L. Rev. 777 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Up until the 1970s, indeterminate sentencing dominated sentencing in the United States. This model implied a focus on offender rehabilitation, with the concomitant need for individualized treatment. The … Continue reading

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