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Allegations of selective prosecution the erosion of public confidence in our federal judicial system : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, October 23, 2007. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. -- Dept. of Justice -- Rules and practice.,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.,
  • Criminal procedure -- United States.,
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.,
  • Equality before the law -- United States.,
  • Governors -- Alabama -- Trials, litigation, etc.

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GenreTrials, litigation, etc.
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 504 p. :
Number of Pages504
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23085912M

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full text of "allegations of selective prosecution: the erosion of public confidence in our federal justice system" see other formats. So-called selective prosecution is only illegal if a defendant is singled out for a purpose that is itself wrongful, such as discrimination based on race, gender, or political or religious affiliation. Like claims of a prosecutor’s vendetta, allegations of selective prosecution . Get this from a library! Allegations of selective prosecution: the erosion of public confidence in our federal justice system: joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, Octo Source document contributed to DocumentCloud by Ken Ward (Ken Ward (Freelancer)).

GOODBYE TO TLE DEFENSE OF SELECTIVE PROSECUTION United States v. Armstrong, S. Ct. () I. INTRODUCTION In United States v. Armstrong,1 the Supreme Court granted certio-rari to determine the standard of proof for a defendant in a criminal prosecution to obtain discovery in a selective prosecution defense. CIA Whistleblower Makes ‘Bold’ & ‘Provocative’ Allegations of ‘Selective’ & ‘Vindictive’ Prosecution Kevin Gosztola John Kiriakou interviewed by Truthout's Jason Leopold. Get this from a library! Allegations of selective prosecution: the erosion of public confidence in our federal judicial system: joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, Octo As I see it, the Court has decided a precise issue: whether the phrase "defendant's defense," as used in Rule 16(a)(1)(C), encompasses allegations of selective prosecution. I agree with the Court, for reasons the opinion states, that subdivision (a)(l)(C) does not apply to selective prosecution claims.

Selective Prosecution. If the prosecutor bases her decision of whether to prosecute on the basis of race, gender, or ethnicity than the prosecutor may be guilty of selective prosecution. A claim of selective prosecution must be raised in a timely manner before the trial has commenced otherwise the claim may be regarded as untimely and waived.   Joel Cohen, adjunct professor at Fordham Law School has written an op-ed in the New York Law Journal regarding selective prosecution and the ethical obligations associated with it. Kathleen Kane, the popularly elected Attorney General of Pennsylvania, has now been convicted (she has appealed) and argued, among other things, that she was targeted—selectively prosecuted—basically . In jurisprudence, selective prosecution is a procedural defense in which a defendant argues that they should not be held criminally liable for breaking the law, as the criminal justice system discriminated against them by choosing to prosecute. In a claim of selective prosecution, a defendant essentially argues that it is irrelevant whether they are guilty of violating a law, but that the fact. Selective prosecution violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment if a defendant is singled out for prosecution when others similarly situated have not been prosecuted and the prosecutor's reasons for doing so are not permissible. Selective prosecution cases are very difficult to prove.