The Perfect Storm: Section 12, Mandatory Minimum Sentences and the Problem of the Unusual Case

Peter Sankoff


In Wolfgang Peterson’s enjoyable 2000 film, The Perfect Storm, starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg as fisherman in a doomed struggle against Mother Nature, a wonderful scene shows a local weatherman/meteorologist, flushed with excitement, outlining the details of an incoming mega-storm to a member of the newsroom:

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