Garland Memo May Curb A Powerful Prosecutorial Tool

By Brandon Fox and Sasha Peters (March 8, 2023, 2:56 PM EST) — In December, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a policy memorandum stating that the U.S. Department of Justice should not file charges “simply to exert leverage to induce a plea,” and that charges carrying a mandatory minimum should only be used when no other charges reflect the seriousness of the offense….

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