Everybody was absolutely terrified. You could hear the screaming from the carriages in front, because that was where the explosion had happened, and there was lots of injured people there. Nobody knew what was going on.
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The 2015 competition question asked students to submit an essay exploring the neurological, cognitive and social implications of substance abuse . Students were asked to write about one type of substance use (., tobacco, alcohol, cannabinoids, opioids, stimulants or hallucinogens) and a scientifically tested measure for prevention or intervention.
Defense counsel also recognizes that, even if she thinks the plea bargain being offered is unfair compared to those offered by other, similarly situated prosecutors, she has little or no recourse. An appeal to the prosecutor’s superior will rarely succeed, since the superiors feel the need to support their troops and since, once again, the prosecutor can shape the facts so as to make his superior find his proposed plea acceptable. And there is no way defense counsel can appeal to a neutral third party, the judge, since in all but a few jurisdictions, the judiciary is precluded from participating in plea bargain negotiations. In a word, she and her client are stuck.
 Jeffrey Z. Rubin and Dean G. Pruitt. Social Conflict: Escalation, Stalemate, and Settlement, 2 nd Edition. (New York: McGraw Hill College Division, 1994), 99.
Neumayer, Eric. “Death Penalty Abolition and the Ratiﬁcation of the Second Optional Protocol.” The International Journal of Human Rights (2008): 3–21.