Laura (madlawstudent) wrote in criminal_law,

Stolen Justice

Last week the San Jose Mercury News wrote a five part expose on the criminal justice system in Santa Clara County. They studied criminal cases over 3 years. They discovered that (some) prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges are acting incompetently and unethically at the peril of criminal defendants.

It's a really great series. I highly suggest that anyone interested in doing criminal work read this material. I think it's pretty obvious that these issues are not limited to Santa Clara County. Maybe this will spark some discussion.

Part One: Review of more than 700 appeals finds problems throughout the justice system

Part Two: Prosecutors Over The Line

Part Three: The high cost of a bad defense

Part Four: How Judges favor the prosecution

Part five: Last Chance Little Help

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