Patterico's Pontifications

12/31/2006

Year In Review Late This Year

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:39 pm

The Dog Trainer Year in Review post is traditionally published on December 31. Not this year. Things have been too busy.

It’s coming along, though. Expect it in the upcoming week. It should be a good one.

9 Responses to “Year In Review Late This Year”

  1. I look forward to your annual review. Until then, Happy New Year to all.

    DRJ (51a774)

  2. Happy New Year, Patterico. I always enjoy visiting your rabidly sensible site.

    Andrew (08ba2c)

  3. Happy New Year, Patterico.

    nk (b57bfb)

  4. Oh, well, you just blew it, Pat! It doesn’t matter what you have on the Los Angeles Times; they’ll just say, “He missed his deadline!”

    Dana (556f76)

  5. I’m sure it will be worth the wait, and happy New Year to you, Patterico!

    Susan R (8e597a)

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  9. I just saw this. I didn’t know where else to put it but, since it so directly intersects the discussions here (at Patterico) about plea bargaining, I thought I should post it somewhere.

    It is from Aftenposten, an online, english available, Norwegian news outlet.

    “Norway’s Supreme Court is opposed to the introduction of plea bargaining.

    False confessions feared
    Norway’s Supreme Court fear that deals for reduced sentencing will result in false confessions and differential treatment.

    Currently a full confession in criminal cases can result in a reduced sentence, but it is up to the discretion of the judiciary if the punishment should in fact be reduced.

    Now Minister of Justice Knut Storberget has suggested the introduction of plea bargaining – that the prosecution can reward those who confess by agreeing a deal for reduced punishment before the case reaches the courts, news agency ANB reports.

    Supreme Court justices are extremely skeptical to the introduction of plea bargaining and believe it will create the danger of differential treatment, allowing the resourceful to negotiate better deals than others.

    “There is the additional danger that arrangements that “pay” for a confession can act as an unfortunate coercion tactic for someone who is in fact charged yet innocent, but afraid of not being believed,” the Supreme Court’s office said in a statement.

    The judges also believe the proposal erodes the division between prosecution and judiciary.”

    RJN (e12f22)


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