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

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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