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The following is a transcript of a 2018 Federalist Society panel entitled "The Pros and Cons of Plea Bargaining." The panel originally occurred on November 15, 2018, during the National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C. The panelists were: Hon. Stephanos Bibas, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; Gregory Brower, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; Carissa Byrne Hessick, Anne Shea Ransdell and William Garland "Buck" Ransdell Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law; and Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute. The moderator was the Honorable Lisa Branch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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