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Prosecutorial Accountability

Criminal Discovery Reformers Honored as Constitutional Champions

Ginny Sloan | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

In April 2009, less than six months after a jury found Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) guilty of making false statements, a federal judge set aside that gu...

Danziger Bridge and the State of Prosecutorial Accountability

Deborah Jane Cooper | Posted 12.01.2013 | Crime
Deborah Jane Cooper

The Danziger Bridge case, in part no doubt because of its high-profile nature, is to be the rare example where prosecutors face real professional consequences for violating their ethical and professional responsibilities.

Model Conduct

Adam W. Goldberg and Joshua P. Galper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Adam W. Goldberg and Joshua P. Galper

While we don't know the facts about Ben Roethlisberger's case, we do know that the lead prosecutor investigating it seems to be taking his public duty seriously. We tip our hats to Fred Bright.

Failing to Punish Prosecutorial Misconduct Only Invites More

John Terzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Terzano

The prosecutorial misconduct in the Blackwater case goes to the heart of a nationwide problem. In the face of enormous pressure to obtain convictions, prosecutors at the state and federal level all too often abuse their power.

Prosecutors Must Seek Justice, Not Merely Convictions

John Terzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Terzano

Prosecutors play a unique and powerful role in our justice system. Yet too often, prosecutors neglect their ethical duty to protect the innocent and guard the rights of the accused.

Changing the "Convict at All Costs" Culture of Prosecutor's Offices

John Terzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Terzano

All too often, prosecutors' offices fall prey to a culture of conviction-seeking at all costs. Prosecutors who become singularly focused on conviction rates neglect their duty to protect the innocent.

Prosecutors Must be Held Accountable for Misconduct

John Terzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Terzano

Despite the great power of prosecutors, few are held accountable for violations of their ethical obligations.

Florida Exoneration Reveals a Lack of Prosecutorial Accountability

John Terzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Terzano

Investigating the prosecutors who might be responsible for the miscarriages of justice in Florida would be a critical first step in preventing acts of misconduct in the future.