Tag Archives: Minimums

Marijuana, mandatory minimums and jury nullification, oh my: split Ninth Circuit affirms panel federal convictions, though remands to address DOJ spending rider

A big, long and split decision by a panel of the Ninth Circuit yesterday in US v. Lynch, No. 10-50219 (9th Cir, Sept. 13, 2018) (available here), prompted the weak "Wizard of Oz" reference in the title of this post. … Continue reading

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Candid confession of error on mandatory minimums from former Idaho Attorney General and Chief Justice

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Client Minimums and the Smaller Firm

At least one large law firm is talking about setting annual client billing minimums, perhaps approaching $200,000. If you won't meet it, you can't come aboard. Down the road, if you don't meet it, we might show you the door. … Continue reading

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A "Gentle Nudge" on Mandatory Minimums

I've just read a very insightful and thought-provoking new paper on mandatory minimums by two of my favorite authors on federal sentencing, Erik Luna and Paul Cassell. The paper is Mandatory Minimalism, 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 1 (2010). Focusing on … Continue reading

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