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Second Circuit Reverses Aberrational Sentencing of Home Confinement and Probation Because of Government Shutdown
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by Jack Townsend

I write today about a truly aberrational case out of the Second Circuit, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. I say that it is aberrational, but obviously that is loaded with my value judgment characterization. The case is United... Read More

Hon. Robert Longstreth on Dugard v. United States: The U.S. Owes No Duty to the General Public to Control a Dangerous Parolee
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Jaycee Dugard was abducted as a child, then imprisoned and sexually abused for 18 years by a convicted rapist, who fathered her two daughters while she was still a minor. Following her rescue, her horrific experience received international attention,... Read More