The Second Circuit met en banc (or in banc?) for the first time in a little over two years and handed down a sharply divided 9-6 opinion with potentially major ramifications for the criminal justice system.
In the crosshairs in yesterday’s decision was the sanctity of one of a modern prosecutors most cherished tools of
brow-beating serving justice: the guilty plea.
The Second Circuit is leading the way in restoring a little bit of justice to the criminal justice system…