Laura (madlawstudent) wrote in criminal_law,
Laura
madlawstudent
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

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/13674876.htm

Part Two: Prosecutors Over The Line

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/stolenjustice/13686722.htm

Part Three: The high cost of a bad defense

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/stolenjustice/13694400.htm

Part Four: How Judges favor the prosecution

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/stolenjustice/13703959.htm

Part five: Last Chance Little Help

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/stolenjustice/13712211.htm

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic
  • 0 comments