Prosecutorial misconduct has become a systemic problem in the United States. Over-reach and abuse of power is so common among federal prosecutors that it has essentially become a ubiquitous part of the American legal system. Unfortunately, the list of common elements of misconduct is lengthy: evidence suppression (including Brady violations); misleading presentations to Grand Juries; interference with defendants' access to witnesses (including witness intimidation); over-charging; placing defendants in de facto double jeopardy with SEC and DOJ charges; abuse of the massive advantage that prosecutors hold in the plea bargaining process; etc.
The Seeking Justice blog provides a vigorous forum on the topic of prosecutorial misconduct. The posts are written by distinguished contributors, including the founder of the blog, attorney, Sidney Powell. Sidney Powell has been lead counsel in more than 500 appeals in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and she has argued hundreds of cases. In her practice, as well as on her Seeking Justice blog, Sidney Powell has been a compelling voice against prosecutorial misconduct.
Sidney Powell begins the introduction to the Seeking Justice blog with these words:
"This blog exists to provide both a source of current information and a forum for those who have experienced or witnessed misconduct by federal prosecutors in particular. We are especially interested in seeking reform of the legal system in the way it deals with “Brady violations” or the prosecutors’ suppression of evidence favorable to the defense. We want to hear from you."
The Seeking Justice archives are full of informative posts about prosecutorial conduct. Those posts include examples of prosecutorial abuse among the federal prosecutors of the Enron Task Force -- this is also an overarching topic of Cara Ellison's book, Blogging Enron: The Enron Broadband Story.
Attorney, Sidney Powell, is also author. Her new book, Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice will be released soon. You can register for updates on the book at LicensedToLie.com.
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