Who Decides the Time for Crime? Waiver and the Future of the Sentencing Policy
"The observed trend of increased use of stipulations combined with no review raises the risk that sentences not in compliance with the law can proliferate without scrutiny. The uneven practice of trading sentencing concessions for waivers among cases and courts also suggests that waivers are undercutting efforts to advance consistency in federal sentencing."
Nancy J. King & Michael E. O'Neill, Appeal Waivers and the Future of Sentencing Policy, 55 Duke Law Journal 209-261 (2005) Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/dlj/vol55/iss2/1
November 16, 2004