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It's all about truth-seeking, right?



It's hard to keep up your faith in the vaunted truth-seeking function of legal process, when you see accounts like this. It describes a plea bargain deal in Spokane that resulted in a defendant's pleading guilty to something he palpably didn't do, so as to beat the rap on the more serious offense he'd been charged with at first.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.