Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Criminal cult interests in rent seeking, in creating more lawyer jobs trumps all political affiliation or personal ideology. So Scalia led the attack on the Federal and state sentencing guidelines that resulted in a 40% drop in criminal victimization, starting in 1994. It takes about 10 years for law or law change to percolate to street level. The series of cases making guidelines advisory began 5 years ago. Expect the results to start arriving in the next 5 years.