Rounding up some of many thoughts about Paul Manafort’s (first) federal sentence

Lots of folks have had lots and lots to say about Paul Manafort’s first federal sentence of 47 months in prison (basics here).  I am disinclined to make any definitive assessment of whether I think justice has been served in this matter until we see the results of his first federal sentencing later this week.  In the meantime, however, I am happy to share a sampling of just some of the copious commentary from notable folks about Manafort’s fate to date:

From (former federal prosecutor) Frank Bowman, “The (first) Manafort sentencing

From (former federal judge) Nancy Gertner, “US sentencing needs reform, but Manafort’s 47 months was a strange one

From (former federal prosecutor) Elie Honig, “A shockingly lenient sentence for Paul Manafort

From (current defense attorney) David Oscar Markus, “Four years for Paul Manafort is the right sentence

From (current defense attorney) Rachel Marshall, “I’m a public defender. My clients get none of the sympathy Manafort did.

From (former federal prosecutor) Renato Mariotti, “Racial Bias Doesn’t Fully Explain Manafort’s Sentence. It’s Unchecked Judges.”

From (former federal prosecutor) Ken White, “6 Reasons Paul Manafort Got Off So Lightly

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