Prosecutorial misconduct

Power – the slippery slope

Power – the slippery slope

The Montrose County, Colorado, District Attorney Myrl Serra has been disbarred following his convictions for criminal extortion, unlawful sexual contact,...

12th Circuit Solicitor’s Office removed from double murder prosecution

12th Circuit Solicitor’s Office removed from double murder prosecution

A Circuit Court judge in Florence on Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss a double homicide based on prosecutorial misconduct,...

S.C. Supreme Court hears prosecutorial misconduct case

S.C. Supreme Court hears prosecutorial misconduct case

The S.C. Supreme heard oral arguments Wednesday in the appeal of Jerry Buck Inman, who pled guilty to murder and...

$1 million verdict against Missouri prosecutor

$1 million verdict against Missouri prosecutor

A jury in Texas County, Missouri, returned a verdict of one million dollars against Texas County Prosecutor Mike Anderson on...

Release agreements in exchange for dismissal

Release agreements in exchange for dismissal

Years ago, I would from time to time allow an agreement not to sue in exchange for the dismissal of...

When our judges are paid by the police.  From the victim’s assistance fund.

When our judges are paid by the police. From the victim’s assistance fund.

A municipal court judge has been suspended for 30 days, for taking money from the chief of police, paid from...

Casey Anthony prosecutors’ response to allegations of Brady violations

Casey Anthony prosecutors’ response to allegations of Brady violations

Via Legal Ethics Forum, we have what appears to be a press release from the State’s Attorney’s office responding to...

Casey Anthony prosecutors cheated and still lost the trial . . .

Casey Anthony prosecutors cheated and still lost the trial . . .

I’ve made it this far without blogging a single word about Casey Anthony. I’ve listened to my barber, and people...

Montejo does not apply to prosecutors

Montejo does not apply to prosecutors

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Montejo v. Louisiana that law enforcement can contact represented counsel and seek a waiver of...

Speaking out about injustice

Speaking out about injustice

When I see injustice, and especially when I see it happening in a courtroom, I feel alternately enraged, disappointed, saddened,...