Thursday, January 23, 2020 – Camden Brown Bag Luncheon

The Trial Penalty: The Sixth Amendment Right to Trial on the Verge of Extinction and How to Save It

Panelists:

The Honorable Noel L. Hillman, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
Barry J. Pollack, Esq., Partner, Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber, LLP
Matthew Skahill, Esq., Deputy U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
Daniella Gordon, Esq., Partner, Hyland Levin Shapiro LLP (Moderator)

Topics included:

  • The impact of the decline in jury trials upon the criminal justice system
  • The disparity in sentences imposed after trial versus sentences imposed after entry of a guilty plea
  • Factors that contribute to the decline in the federal criminal trial rate
  • Sentencing enhancements, mandatory minimums, departure provisions
  • Proposed recommendations for reform