PLEA AGREEMENTS

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Oral argument: Feb. 22, 2011

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Nov. 20, 2009)

FAIR SENTENCING ACT, SENTENCING GUIDELINES, PLEA AGREEMENTS, RETROACTIVITY

In 2005,...

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Overview

Many successful criminal prosecutions in the United States end not with jury trials, but with plea bargains. Plea bargains are agreements between defendants and prosecutors in which defendants agree to plead guilty to some or all of the charges...