Prosecutor’s Campaigning During Trial Leads to Overturned Murder Conviction

An Arkansas man will be tried a fourth time for murder after the state’s high court on Thursday overturned his latest conviction because of the prosecutor’s campaign activities during trial, which it found to be an “abuse and exploitation of the judicial system.”

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Full 11th Circuit Asked to Revive Challenge to Epstein Plea Deal

Continuing a decade-long battle between federal prosecutors and victims of Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex ring, an attorney for one victim asked the en banc 11th Circuit on Thursday for another chance to challenge a plea deal shielding the investment tycoon’s co-conspirators from criminal liability.

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Ex-Federal Prosecutor Worried About AG Barr ‘Meddling’ Ahead of Election

Eight days before Election Day, former federal prosecutor Phillip Halpern appeared on Trump attorney-turned-political adversary Michael Cohen’s podcast Monday during which he detailed why his concerns about Attorney General William Barr’s “meddling” in the Department of Justice and the election caused him to resign after nearly four decades.

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District Attorneys

A Georgia law that allows a district attorney appointed by the governor to “serve beyond the remainder of the unexpired four-year term of the prior district attorney” violates the state Constitution, the state’s Supreme Court ruled. The decision means voters in Athens-Clarke and Oconee County will be able to vote for their district attorney in the Nov. 3 general election.

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Report Sees Overwhelming Official Misconduct in Wrongful US Convictions

Identifying police misconduct in a whopping 72% percent of cases where a defendant sentenced to death was later exonerated, legal researchers published a sobering report Tuesday on the coercive techniques that led to the false convictions of more than 2,600 Americans since 1989.

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