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Jeffrey Epstein nonprosecution agreement stemmed from ‘poor judgment,’ DOJ ethics office says
Former U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta showed "poor judgment" when he agreed to a plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein, but he did not engage in professional misconduct, according to the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility.
Afternoon Briefs: District attorney is accused of plotting truck theft; husband and wife lawyers sue over gun photo

District attorney is accused of hiring his kids, conspiring to steal truck

Lee County, Alabama, District Attorney Brandon Hughes has been charged with illegally hiring his children and lying to…

DOJ official quits post after AG Barr authorizes voter fraud probes before results are certified
U.S. Attorney General William Barr told federal prosecutors Monday that they may investigate specific allegations of voter fraud before certification of election results, a reversal of long-standing policies intended to prevent knowledge of investigations from influencing voters or election officials.
Several reform prosecutors win election throughout US
Reform prosecutors won election last week in several jurisdictions throughout the United States.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge requires report disclaimer; $2.1B baby powder verdict allowed to stand

Judge requires disclaimer in cop commission report

U.S. District Judge John Bates of the District of Columbia has said President Donald Trump’s national commission on policing can’t release a report…

ABA Criminal Justice Section reflects on its first 100 years

As April Frazier Camara celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section, she also looks forward to facing the many challenges she sees in the criminal legal system. “Racial injustice is something that is on the minds and hearts of American people,” says Camara, the chair of the section.

Afternoon Briefs: DOJ admits sticky note mistake; DA’s wife-hiring plot conviction mostly overturned

Scanned sticky notes on Michael Flynn documents altered dates, DOJ admits

The Department of Justice has acknowledged that FBI agents’ sticky notes weren’t removed from documents before they were scanned…

After judge cites prosecutors’ racist emails, DA declines to retry Asian American woman for murder
Prosecutors said last week they won’t retry a woman convicted of setting a deadly fire after a judge vacated her conviction partly because of racist emails by prosecutors.
Judge tosses suit alleging racially motivated conspiracy to oust reform-minded prosecutor
A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner that alleged that the city and police union sought to engineer her ouster and took part in a racially motivated conspiracy to interfere with her reform efforts.
ABC’s ‘Judd, for the Defense’ and discovery obligations through the years
For this installment in my column, I initially set out to write one of my “look back” pieces on a legal-centric television show focused on a prosecutor. Initially, my pick was Jake and the Fatman. If nothing else, I love the show’s title. The series was in syndication from 1987 until 1992, but I couldn’t find a full episode anywhere. It’s not streaming, and it’s not on YouTube, Dailymotion, or any of my other usual go-to video aggregators. I’ll keep looking, but until then, I had to change course a bit.
Incensed judge orders every federal prosecutor in Manhattan to read her decision
U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York is so incensed by government conduct in the prosecution of an Iranian businessman that she has ordered every federal prosecutor in Manhattan to read her decision criticizing the prosecution failures.
AG Barr defends authority to overrule career prosecutors, says BLM uses deaths as ‘props’
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said in a speech Wednesday he has the responsibility to overrule career prosecutors, part of the “permanent bureaucracy,” when they lose perspective.
Police and prosecutor misconduct contributed to over half of false-conviction cases, new study finds
Police and prosecutor misconduct that distorted evidence or undercut innocence contributed to 54% of false convictions that later resulted in exonerations, according to a report released Tuesday.
Former US Rep. Trey Gowdy on being a prosecutor: ‘That’s the job I want to be known for’

Late last month, Trey Gowdy, 56, published Doesn’t Hurt to Ask. The former prosecutor and congressman applies the lessons he learned on those stages to achieve the book’s subtitle: Using the Power of Questions to Communicate, Connect, and Persuade. It debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times’ bestsellers list in the advice, how-to and miscellaneous category.

Afternoon Briefs: Godmother feels betrayed after law firm money theft; state AG staffer probed over BLM buttons fuss

Bookkeeper accused of embezzling $740K from godmother’s law firm

A former bookkeeper and office manager accused of embezzling $740,000 from a Rhode Island law firm has agreed to plead guilty…

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