Monday, June 10, 2013

Markel on Chad Johnson's overofficious judge

Dan Markel (Florid State), one of my co-bloggers at PrawfsBlawg, sharply criticizes the judge who rejected a plea deal and jailed Chad Johnson for 30 days for a probation violation because, when asked whether he was satisfied with his counsel, Johnson gave the lawyer a pat on the butt. Markel argues that this illustrates the way judges too-often go wild with their discretion.