Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Prosecutorial misconduct

I have often commented on how it is important for courts to take prosecutorial misconduct seriously.  What incentive is there to stop acting improperly, if courts give the conduct a pass?

Seeking Justice, a blog I discovered recently on prosecutorial misconduct, agrees with me.  Commenting on the case in Texas where the former prosecutor is facing charges for not having disclosed exculpatory evidence, Seeking Justice states that prosecution of prosecutors is a rarity, but it has to be done.  It concludes that "we urge all attorneys who seek justice to demand that prosecutors be held to the highest standards and abide by the laws they swear to uphold.  Anything less renders any notion of  Justice a farce."

I couldn't agree more.  See the full story here.

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