Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Justice Stevens on prosecutorial misconduct

A few days ago, I posted that I felt I had been wrong to speculate that the Supreme Court actually wanted to address the problem of prosecutorial misconduct (see here). Well, it turns out maybe I was just partially wrong... in a way...

In a speech Monday night to the Equal Justice Initiative, retired Justice John Paul Stevens criticized the Court's decision in Connick v Thompson stating that it and other decisions have given local prosecutors impunity for violating constitutional rights.   Go here for the full text of the speech. (Thanks to the Wall Street Journal law blog for the link.)

The Wall Street Journal law blog and the Blog of the Legal Times have more on the story.

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