Friday, August 17, 2007

Michael Vick and Professor Berman

This article from the New York Times on today's events in the Michael Vick dog case cites Professor Berman:

"According to Douglas A. Berman, a professor of law at Ohio State University who writes the blog Sentencing Law and Policy, the sentencing guidelines for all the individuals involved are 'un-chartered' territory because dog fighting just became a federal felony in May."

Professor Berman has this post, where he says: "I would bet that defense lawyers are helping Vick see that he now could be facing a quite long sentence if he does not take a plea, but prosecutors may now already looking for a significant prison term even with a plea."

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