The 35-year prison sentence for Manning strikes Nancy Gertner as “disproportionate.”
Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, and retired in September of 2011 to join the faculty of Harvard Law School. Her autobiography, “In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate,” was published in 2011.
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It’s time to let defense attorneys — even James “Whitey” Bulger’s defense attorneys — speak freely outside the courtroom.
Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trial of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, a process that could take weeks.
Courts, prosecutors, and defenders are appropriately looking at every individual case possibly tainted by Annie Dookhan. But more broadly, we need to look at the types of crimes we are prosecuting and at what cost?