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  • Paper: ‘No admit-No deny’ settlements undercut accountability in civil enforcement

    From left, a photo of U. of I. law professors Verity Winship and Jennifer K. Robbennolt.

    The failure of federal watchdog agencies to require admissions of guilt from the targets of civil enforcement can trigger calls for greater accountability from the public, says a new paper from U. of I. law professors Verity Winship, left, and Jennifer K. Robbennolt.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Jennifer Robbennolt, call 217-333-6623; email

    To contact Verity Winship, call 217-244-8161; email

    The paper “Admissions of Guilt in Civil Enforcement” is available online.