Judge Explores 8th Amendment Impact of Child Porn Sentence

Before imposing a sentence on a man who admitted to having child pornography and sexually exploiting a child, an Eastern District Judge called for more information about whether the defendant can understand the consequences of his guilty plea and whether the 15-year mandatory minimum sentence he faces would be cruel and unusual punishment.

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    Read about the latest developments in the trial of former Dewey & LeBoeuf execs Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, who are charged with accounting-related misconduct that contributed to the firm's 2012 demise.

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