February 24, 2020

'What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law,' Episode 38: Prosecutorial Discretion

[Cross-posted from “What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law”]

By Elizabeth Joh

Prosecutors recommended that Roger Stone, an associate of Donald Trump, be given a heavy penalty after being convicted of seven felony counts, including lying to authorities. But after intervention from the Justice Department, and tweets from the president, he’s getting three years and four months in jail, much less than what the prosecutors asked for. What can his case tell us about presidential interference and prosecutorial discretion?