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Has Mass Plea Bargaining Turned The Right To A Trial Into A Myth?

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury ... " reads the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Yet in both state and federal courts, an average of 97 percent of all criminal cases are handled via plea bargain - often a coercively negotiated one with no permanent record or judicial oversight. "This constitutional right, for most, is a myth," wrote U.S. District Judge John Kane in a 2014 case, echoing innumerable other judges, lawyers and academics who see an urgent need for reform.

School's back in session: What you need to know to protect your college kids

We've all been young once--and remember the joy of being in college. Somewhere between being a kid and truly being an adult, it was a time for learning of all kinds--and especially about things not assigned in class.

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