Harlan Protass

Harlan Protass is a criminal defense lawyer in New York and an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he teaches about sentencing.

Jurisprudence
Aug. 13 2013 2:23 PMDzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Friends Should Not Spend 25 Years in PrisonThey’re collateral damage in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 22 2012 5:35 PMRajat Gupta Could Go to Prison for 10 Years for Insider TradingEven though he wasn’t a major player—is that fair?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 2 2010 1:36 PMHow To Nail BlagojevichProsecutors can ask for a five-year sentence for Illinois' ex-governor—but they shouldn't.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 17 2008 12:25 PMMadoff MercyHow long should the Ponzi schemer go to prison for?
Explainer
Jan. 14 2008 5:39 PMWitness Immunity 101How to incriminate yourself on the stand without getting in trouble.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 28 2007 1:07 PMCrack Sentencing Is WackBut a fix may finally be on the way.
Explainer
Aug. 24 2007 6:41 PMCould Michael Vick Play Next Season?How to skim the top off a federal prison sentence.
Jurisprudence
July 3 2007 5:09 PMThe Quality of Mercy Is StrainedBush commutes Libby's sentence, while his lawyers come down hard on everyone else.
Jurisprudence
July 29 2013 2:56 PMObama Can Fix the Race Gap in Sentencing LawA stroke of the pen can undo vast racial disparities in criminal sentences.
Jurisprudence
May 18 2012 8:00 AMTake Their Money and RunThe government should fine the hell out of Rajat Gupta instead of criminally prosecuting him.
Explainer
March 11 2009 10:23 AMMadoff's "Information"Why didn't the Ponzi schemer get indicted instead?
Explainer
March 11 2008 6:32 PMHow To Prosecute Eliot SpitzerWhich federal laws might the governor have broken?
Explainer
Nov. 29 2007 5:36 PMHow To Prove Your Spouse Is DeadWill the courts declare Steve Fossett a goner?
Explainer
Sept. 19 2007 3:57 PMO.J.'s Vegas DefenseCan you legally steal your own property?
Explainer
Aug. 14 2007 6:04 PMWhen Do Kids Get Tried as Adults?How to pull a child out of the juvenile justice system.
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