Lunch with Judge Gleeson

October 9, 2003

US District Judge John Gleeson spoke at the law school today, at the invitation of the ACS, about the Ashcroft Justice Department's death penalty policy. Faced with the decision of eating lunch or taking notes, I went with the (free) lunch, so I don't have the complete recollection that would enable me to write a coherent post. The key theme Judge Gleeson addressed was that local control and discretion is good, while uniform national standards imposed by the Attorney General will lead to fewer criminal convictions, inefficient use of prosecutorial resources and overburdening the federal courts.

This sentence is a placeholder for a more complete discussion of the speech.

Posted by Andrew Raff at October 9, 2003 01:46 PM
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