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2365 ABA Journal Prosecutors articles.

Indiana AG won’t be charged for alleged groping; prosecutor says he can’t prove intent

A special prosecutor won’t charge Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill with battery for allegedly touching four women inappropriately during an end-of-the-legislative session party in March.

In a press conference…

Prosecutor who questioned Ford says evidence against Kavanaugh wouldn’t merit prosecution

The Arizona sex crimes prosecutor who questioned Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser has concluded that no reasonable prosecutor would bring a case against the U.S. Supreme Court nominee based on the…

Alaska governor to propose legislation after offender receives lenient plea deal for sex crime

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he plans to propose legislation that would make unwanted contact with semen a sex crime following an outcry over a plea deal for a man…

St. Louis prosecutor won’t take cases from 28 police officers; union seeks TRO

After St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced her agency would no longer accept criminal cases from 28 city police officers due to “credibility issues,” their union on Tuesday sought…

Percentage of federal weapons prosecutions up sharply under Sessions-led DOJ

Data shows a large increase in the percentage of federal weapons prosecutions as the fiscal year winds down.

Figures were compiled by TRAC Reports, a data-collection group at Syracuse University,…

Jury finds Manafort guilty on 8 counts; judge declares mistrial on 10 other counts
A jury has found former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort guilty of eight counts of bank and tax fraud, the Washington Post, NBC and CNN reported Tuesday.
Prison telecom: ‘Technical error’ led to recording of more than 1,000 attorney-client calls
The telecommunications company that provides phone services to the Orange County, California, jail system recorded more than 1,000 privileged calls between inmates and their lawyers starting in 2015.
Bill proposes greater accountability for New York prosecutors who break the law
In 2013, ProPublica published a series of reports finding that New York prosecutors are almost never punished for misconduct that can land innocent people in prison or let the guilty go free.

That could change in the coming days.

DOJ is challenging Tennessee ethics opinion on prosecutors’ obligations to disclose evidence

The Justice Department has picked a fight with an obscure ethics agency in Tennessee about how much evidence—called “discovery”—federal prosecutors should have to hand over to defense attorneys there.

It’s…

Voters oust prosecutor who handled probe of cop who shot Michael Brown; ACLU bought education ads

Missouri voters have ousted a longtime St. Louis County prosecutor criticized for his handling of the grand jury inquiry into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

Reformer Wesley Bell…

Manafort prosecutor lashes back when judge tries to speed up Gates’ testimony

A prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday showed his frustration with the Virginia federal judge overseeing the trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.

Median pay for public service lawyers rises modestly, NALP reports
Salaries for public service lawyers continue to slowly increase, but their pay is still below that of lawyers in private practice, according to a salary survey by the National Association for Law Placement.
California prosecutor is on leave after social media rants about Maxine Waters and Michelle Obama
The lead gang prosecutor in San Bernardino County, California, has been placed on administrative leave after using the C-word to describe U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters on social media.
5th Circuit criticizes federal judge for alleged sexist remark about simpler times
A federal appeals court has reinstated an indictment and directed the case be assigned to a new federal judge following the initial judge's alleged remarks about the female prosecutor in the case.
Criminal injustice: How Netflix’s ‘The Staircase’ illustrates the inequities of our justice system
I’m fascinated with the fascination over the true-crime genre. It allows audiences to see the unfairness of a system which, too often, keeps its secrets in the shadows.

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