The latest edition of the New Jersey Sentencing Commission's monthly newsletter can now be accessed here. Speaking of plugs, do yourself an enormous favor and check out Joel Jacobsen's fantastic blog, Judging Crimes. Joel, an appellate prosecutor (my old vocation) in New Mexico, is a genuine polemicist in the finest sense who writes with rapier-sharp wit and gut-busting humor. This dead-on observation from a recent post had me rolling:
There are few substantive differences between American law schools, U.S. News standings notwithstanding. (The idea that reading a torts casebook within the moneyed walls of Yale imparts greater wisdom than reading the same casebook in the hallowed barns of the University of Northern South Dakota at Hoople is a fantasy cherished by those engaged in hocking their future to pay Ivy League student loans, for obvious reasons – the weird thing is that it's cherished by those at UNSDH, too.)
True dat, Joel. True dat. Great stuff.