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Why Good Prosecutors Do Bad Things: Pending California Legislation on Prosecutorial Misconduct

United States / Los Angeles : Huffington Post: Los Angeles Blog

A bill currently sits on California Governor Jerry Brown's desk aimed at limiting trial misconduct by prosecutors. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's 1963 ruling in Brady v. Maryland --holding that a prosecutor must disclose all excul...

Prosecutors who withhold or tamper with evidence now face felony charges

United States / Los Angeles : LA Times: Local

Amid an ongoing controversy in the Orange County courthouse involving accusations of prosecutorial misconduct, a new law will ratchet up penalties for California prosecutors who tamper with evidence or hide exculpatory material from...

Bad convictions have cost California millions of dollars, report says

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now

A study of more than 600 overturned felony convictions in California calculates the cost of those botched cases to taxpayers at more than $220 million over two decades. The effort to put a price on prosecutorial misconduct, errant j...

New bill would make prosecutorial misconduct a felony—is that a good thing?

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In California, prosecutors that withhold or falsify evidence may now be charged with a felony. A new bill introduced by Assemblywoman Patty Lopez would ensure increased accountability for prosecutorial misconduct, which regularly go...

SHOULDN’T IT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ONE? Prosecutorial Misconduct is Now a Felony in California: Misbeha…

US Politics / Conservative : Instapundit

SHOULDN’T IT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ONE? Prosecutorial Misconduct is Now a Felony in California: Misbehaving prosecutors in California can now face up to three years in prison for withholding evidence.

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