2616 ABA Journal Prosecutors articles.
A prosecutor’s closing argument about sadomasochistic “trickster lovers” made a 1993 sexual assault trial so fundamentally unfair that the conviction should be reversed, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Sep 10, 2021 10:04 AM CDT
A district attorney in Georgia was indicted Tuesday based on accusations that he offered $1,000 bribes to two prosecutors and tried to influence a police officer’s testimony.
Sep 8, 2021 3:43 PM CDT
A former Georgia district attorney has been criminally charged over the investigation into the death of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was chased and shot by a white father and son while running outside the coastal city of Brunswick, Georgia, in February 2020.
Sep 3, 2021 12:37 PM CDT
Trailblazing lawyer Karen Hastie Williams dies at 76
Lawyer Karen Hastie Williams died last month at age 76. She was the first Black woman to clerk at the U.S. Supreme…
Aug 13, 2021 11:27 AM CDT
The ABA Criminal Justice Section proposed a resolution to the House of Delegates during the ABA Hybrid Annual Meeting on Tuesday that focuses on improving prosecutors' collection of case data.
Aug 10, 2021 10:59 AM CDT
A new group called Virginians for Safe Communities is targeting three progressive prosecutors in a recall effort amid a Republican push to capitalize on voter concerns about rising gun violence.
Aug 6, 2021 9:32 AM CDT
Hackers accessed at least 80% of email accounts used by employees in the four U.S. attorney’s offices in New York over a period of more than seven months last year, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed Friday.
Aug 2, 2021 10:12 AM CDT
An assistant U.S. attorney in Santa Ana, California, has filed a lawsuit alleging retaliation for complaining about discrimination and racist statements by managers.
Charles Pell’s July 28 amended complaint…
Jul 30, 2021 12:15 PM CDT
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón knows how to cope with controversy. He faced it as police chief in Mesa, Arizona. And as San Francisco’s top prosecutor, he riled law enforcement groups after pushing for a host of reforms. Even so, more than seven months into Gascón’s new job as LA’s top prosecutor, resistance to his policies has reached dizzying peaks.
Jul 28, 2021 9:08 AM CDT
President Joe Biden and his administration on Monday nominated eight lawyers to lead U.S. attorney’s offices, most of whom would be the first Black or female prosecutors to lead their districts.
Jul 27, 2021 12:48 PM CDT
The St. Louis circuit attorney’s office is struggling with high turnover and apparent issues with the case management, and that is having an impact on its ability to prosecute cases.
Jul 22, 2021 10:32 AM CDT
A federal judge in Miami has ordered a new trial for three men found guilty in a fraudulent sweepstakes scheme after concluding that federal prosecutors had “knowingly invaded the defense camp” while lying to the court about it.
Jul 19, 2021 2:05 PM CDT
Illinois is now the only state in the country that prohibits police from lying to minors during interrogations.
Jul 16, 2021 3:15 PM CDT
Two University of Chicago alums and technologists have developed a technology platform known as JusticeText, an AI-powered evidence management tool primarily geared toward public defenders.
Jun 16, 2021 9:07 AM CDT
A specially appointed prosecutor won’t be pursuing a case against a North Carolina appeals judge who's accused of nearly hitting a Black Lives Matter protester with his SUV.
Jun 15, 2021 10:52 AM CDT
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