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District court can reject plea agreement as too lenient (access required)

A district judge could reject a plea agreement if the court was concerned it was too lenient or questioned whether it served the public interest. Once the court rejected the plea agreement, it did not err in rejecting the defendant’s Batson challenge to exclusion of a juror or during the sentencing phase of the trial. Background After ...