Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Conviction reversed because judge was working for the prosecutor at the time
The Legal Profession blog is reporting on a case in which the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed
a criminal conviction because the presiding trial judge had been
retained by the prosecuting attorney as a expert witness in an unrelated
civil case. The defendant asked the judge to recuse himself, but the judge denied the motion.