CAFE Insider 03/11: Prison, Pardons & Hoaxes

CAFE Insider 03/11: Prison, Pardons & Hoaxes

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3/11

Prison, Pardons & Hoaxes

Order Preet’s book, “Doing Justice,” here.

Preet and SDNY

  • An article from the NYT from 3/11/17, “U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Says He Was Fired After Refusing to Quit”
  • An article from the NYT on former New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos’ sentencing
  • An article from the NYT on Rajat Gupta’s sentencing

Manafort sentencing

  • An article in the NYT about Manafort’s sentencing, including Judge Ellis’ comment that Manafort led an “otherwise blameless life”
  • An article in Politico reporting on Mueller’s allegation that Manafort engaged in witness tampering
  • An article from the Washington Post on Manafort’s upcoming sentencing before Judge Amy Berman Jackson in D.C.
  • The United States Sentencing Commission report on “The Basics” of Federal Sentencing.  
  • The United States Sentencing Commission report from November 2017, “Demographic Differences in Sentencing: An Update to the 2012 Booker report”
  • The Legal Information Institute’s definition of consecutive and concurrent prison sentences

Michael Cohen — the pardon issue & lawsuit against Trump Org.

  • An article from the NYT about Michael Cohen’s testimony regarding a pardon, and Trump’s reaction
  • An article from the WSJ reporting that Cohen directed his lawyer to inquire about a Presidential pardon last year
  • Cohen’s complaint filed against the Trump Organization, plus an article from the Washington Post on the lawsuit
  • An article from the Washington Post on Cohen’s former joint defense agreement with Trump
  • An article from Vox on Michael Cohen’s closing statement from his 3/6 testimony before Congress, including his remarks on 2020

Jussie Smollett

  • Jussie Smollett’s indictment
  • Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson’s full remarks on Smollett, prior to the official charges

Supreme Court

  • Bush v. Gore (2000), plus Jeffrey Toobin’s analysis on the repercussions of the Court’s decision

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