Although fairness and accuracy do not play a significant role in the regulation of plea bargaining, courts do reference two constitutional limitations when defendants enter pleas: a Fifth Amendment concern with potential coercion and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
Almost every time the Court has declined to impose regulation in the plea bargaining context, it has referenced the fact that "courts will satisfy themselves that pleas of guilty are voluntarily and intelligently made by competent defendants with adequate advice of counsel.
guilty pleas rather than trials has fueled the sentiment that the
Federal judges presiding over guilty pleas must also decide whether
guilty pleas by threatening to bring ("stack") these
sufficient guilty pleas to keep the court's docket moving.
Seeks responses from MSTF and CBI on Memon's review plea
Stressing that there has been a delay in deciding the mercy plea, the government argued in the court that it is not unreasonable, unexplainable and unconscionable to commute the death sentence.
The convicts in the case had sought to commute the death penalty to life sentence due to the delay in deciding their mercy plea.
Since its inception, plea
bargaining has been an integral part of
Ayesha Hamid, a junior member of Nawaz Sharif's legal team, then filed another plea
with a request that the court should halt proceedings until the Supreme Court decides on Nawaz's plea
for NAB to consolidate all references.
The counsel for Customs while opposing the exemption plea
said that the model was using a delaying tactics.