If there's one word that suits the federal criminal justice system of today, it is "cooperation." Whether a case involves an individual or a corporation, cooperating with the Justice Department produces incredible benefits. But at what cost? Stetson University College of Law professor and associate dean Ellen Podgor warns that the carrot-or-stick system, which rewards cooperative white-collar defendants while seemingly punishing those who don't enter a deal, may impinge on the right to a jury trial.
Do Cooperation Agreements Diminish the Right to a Jury Trial in White-Collar Cases?
Special to Law.com
November 1, 2006