January 3, 2013

HARVEY SILVERGLATE: Black and Whitey: How the Feds Disable Criminal Defense. “The feds have used certain techniques that virtually assure convictions of both the innocent and the guilty, the wealthy and the poor, the violent drug dealer and the white collar defendant, indifferent to the niceties of ‘due process of law,’ particularly the right to effective assistance of legal counsel. . . . These techniques are the rule, not the exception, when the Department of Justice really wants to win a case.”