July 25th, 2013
A federal appeals court has opted to stay out of a dispute over whether a Boston federal prosecutor committed a professional breach by withholding exculpatory evidence in a racketeering trial. Read more..
July 1st, 2013
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has suspended a former prosecutor for misconduct in gaining capital murder convictions of two men nearly 20 years ago; the court declined a recommendation by the state bar association that he be disbarred. Robert Bradley Miller, former assistant district attorney for Oklahoma County, was suspended from.. Read more..
June 21st, 2013
The Florida Supreme Court is suspending the law license of a former prosecutor who was involved in a relationship with a judge. Read more..
May 31st, 2013
MIAMI — Two Colombians who were facing the prospect of spending the rest of their lives in a U.S. prison for drug trafficking will go home much sooner after prosecutors were accused of withholding evidence about payments by the Drug Enforcement Administration to police in the South American country. Read more..
May 31st, 2013
Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Terence Mariani has been cited in the past for what appellate judges considered prosecutorial impropriety. Typically, the complaints have focused on Mariani’s efforts to appeal to jurors’ emotions. In a 2001 case, Mariani told jurors that they would have a much different perception of how dangerous the defendant was “if I [...]
May 29th, 2013
A court employee who retrieved photos and deleted text messages from Trayvon Martin’s cellphone has been placed on administrative leave after an attorney testified that prosecutors didn’t properly turn over the evidence to the defense, an attorney said Wednesday.w Read more..
March 30th, 2013
Discussions of prosecutorial overcharging often lump several difference practices into one, according to Kyle Graham of the Santa Clara University School of Law, whose recent essay in the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law classifies and proposes metrics for overcharging. Read more…
March 12th, 2013
WASHINGTON – Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court’s first Latina justice, slammed a Texas prosecutor Monday for citing race as grounds for convicting a defendant of a drug deal, saying the government attorney had tried to “substitute racial stereotype for evidence and racial prejudice for reason.” Read more..