2552 ABA Journal Prosecutors articles.
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.
Sep 23, 2020 3:48 PM CDT
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.
Sep 17, 2020 2:53 PM CDT
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.
Sep 17, 2020 9:52 AM CDT
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.
Sep 16, 2020 1:32 PM CDT
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.
Sep 15, 2020 9:30 AM CDT
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…
Sep 14, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
A federal prosecutor working on an inquiry into the origins of the government’s probe of Russian election influence has resigned from her position without explanation.
Sep 14, 2020 12:26 PM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice’s bid to dismiss charges against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser appears to be a “corrupt and politically motivated favor,” according to a report by a former judge tasked with
opposing the government request.
Sep 14, 2020 9:27 AM CDT
Black female prosecutors—a small cadre of top district attorneys across the country—have faced more scrutiny and second-guessing than their white or male counterparts. They’ve also been subjected to racist and violent threats and sexist attacks.
Sep 10, 2020 12:22 PM CDT
In an unusual move Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice moved to intervene in a defamation lawsuit brought against President Donald Trump by E. Jean Carroll, an author and advice columnist who has accused him of sexual assault.
Sep 9, 2020 12:35 PM CDT
An assistant attorney general in Texas lost his job last week after reports surfaced that he referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “terrorists” and promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory on Twitter.
Sep 8, 2020 10:28 AM CDT
After six murder trials that ended with overturned convictions or mistrials, prosecutors in Mississippi announced Friday that they were dropping the case against Curtis Flowers.
Sep 8, 2020 9:46 AM CDT
A Texas district attorney did not violate the First Amendment when he fired the coordinator of his crime victims unit because of political disagreements, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has ruled.
Aug 31, 2020 9:47 AM CDT
Lawyer is charged in alleged $20M cryptocurrency scam
Lawyer Scott Hughes, 44, of Newport Beach, California, has been accused of helping launder at least $20 million in an alleged cryptocurrency…
Aug 19, 2020 4:29 PM CDT
No crimes by prosecutors found in Jussie Smollett case
Special prosecutor Dan Webb has found “substantial abuses of discretion” but no criminal wrongdoing by prosecutors who dropped charges against actor…
Aug 17, 2020 4:51 PM CDT
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