#55: Mandatory Minimums: Judgment Without Justice
Being a federal judge is a lawyer’s dream job – lifetime tenure, sophisticated cases and a good salary, too. So why did a well-respected federal trial judge in Tennessee give it all up just six years in?
Kevin Sharp explains what was so troubling about Jeff Sessions' endorsement of mandatory minimum prison sentences last month. Critics argue minimums disproportionately affect minorities and are part of the failed war on drugs.
Sharp said they're also pushing experienced judges like himself to step down.