When Judges Struggle With Sentencing
In his article for the New York Law Journal, Joel Cohen discusses judges’ struggles with sentencing.
“Virtually every judge will tell you that sentencing is the most solemn and difficult decision they must make. Some acknowledge conferring with their clerks, or occasionally with a colleague or two, simply as a gut check when confronted with a difficult sentence, or one with potentially broader ramifications than just the defendant before them. Almost every one of them, though, truly struggles with it every time.”