Trial & Error: How Prosecutors Sacrifice Justice to Win

Number 16165
Subject Courts
Source Chicago Tribune
State Illinois
Year 1999
Publication Date Jan. 10-14, 1999
Summary A Chicago Tribune analysis of court records, appellate rulings and lawyer disciplinary records from across the nation revealed "prosecutors... have violated their oaths and the law, committing the worst kinds of deception in the most serious of cases." The newspaper's investigation found that "since a 1963 U.S. Supreme Court ruling designed to curb misconduct by prosecutors, at least 381 defendants nationally have had a homicide conviction thrown out because prosecutors concealed evidence suggesting innocence or presented evidence they knew to be false."
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Pages 43
Keywords CAR; courts; prosecutorial misconduct; crime; homicide; Supreme Court; death row
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