Prosecutorial Misconduct and Accountability

The Brothers Valeska: Merchants of Constitutional Demise

The Brothers Valeska: Merchants of Constitutional Demise

For some readers, especially those concerned about misconduct in Alabama, the name “Valeska” probably rings a bell. Last week, we covered a high-profile capital case alleging race discrimination against Valeska’s office. In late March, we wrote about an Alabama...

Prosecutors’ Comments Matter

Prosecutors’ Comments Matter

Stories this past week out of two different states highlight the ways in which prosecutors’ public comments may expose their biases and, in some cases, their utter disdain for defendants and the courts in which they are tried. Prosecutors’ comments to the media have...


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