Post Profile

Prosecutors Who Withhold Evidence Could Soon Face Felony Charges

Withholding or altering exculpatory evidence has long been considered an major violation of a prosecutor's duties. After all, "Society wins not only when the guilty are convicted, but when criminal trials are fair," as Justice William Douglas wrote in 1963's Brady v. Maryland. The consequences for violating that duty......
read more


Related Posts

Ted Stevens' Prosecutors Punished for Withholding Evidence

News : Reason

Yesterday the Justice Department announced that it has suspended two prosecutors who failed to share evidence they were legally obligated to give the lawyers representing Ted Stevens, the Alaska Republican who was convicted of faili...

Ex-Prosecutor Jailed For Withholding Evidence In Wrongful Conviction

News : The Inquisitr - News

Ex-Texas prosecutor Ken Anderson was jailed for withholding evidence in a wrongful conviction case almost 25 years ago. Anderson accepted his 10-day prison sentence on Friday in front of the innocent man he helped put in prison more...

Virginia Supreme Court Says 'No Thanks' To Improving State's Dismal Court System

Industries / Law : Techdirt

Criminal defendants face a tilted playing field all over the country. If it isn't the frequent withholding of exculpatory material by prosecutors, it's everything leading up to it -- beginning with questionable interrogation methods...

Texas Death Row Conviction Overturned Due To Withholding Of Key Evidence

News : Jonathan Turley

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has thrown out a 2005 conviction and death sentence that week based on the misconduct of prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. The court found that prosecutors withheld mater...

New at Reason: Radley Balko on Bernard Baran, Wrongful Convictions, and Prosecutorial Misconduct

News : Reason

What happens to prosecutors who withhold exculpatory evidence in cases that result in wrongful convictions? Not much. Senior editor Radley Balko reports on the case of Bernard Baran, a man who served 22 years in prison after he was ...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC