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March 15, 2012



This sort of behavior is routine prosecutorial conduct, and as such usually escapes mainstream scrutiny, as prosecutors are normally engaged in the business of violating the rights of small people. As with the Duke case, the only reason there is an uproar about this particular example of routinized corruption is that the victim was not just white, but politically and economically powerful. (the Duke defendants weren't themselves politically and economically powerful, but their parents and lawyers certainly were, so the analogy holds).

Henry A. Turner, Attorney at Law

Whatever happened to the already binding U.S. Supreme Court precedent, Brady v. Maryland (1963), which mandates such disclosure from Prosecutors?


I do not practice in criminal law, but courts should be interested in finding the truth. These DoJ attorneys obviously think other matters take precedence. The vague "sanctions" had better include disbarmetn for wilfull or intentional hiding of evidence.

Gloria Grening Wolk

The excuse for doing nothing more than exposing the obstruction of justice and other acts that could lead to a wrongful conviction is the judge did not make explicit orders??? Blame the judge??

Is this an example of compromise? Yes, we will investigate but no one will be punished? How do we avoid holding these DOJ lawyers responsible? Blame one of the few courageous judges in the nation. Clever. Now the worst government lawyers keep their jobs, keep their taxpayer salaries and benefits, and set an example for others.

Kimberly A. Campbell

It is up to attorneys that care to take a stand for justice. We're seeing too many cases like this. Too much corruption with no reprimand in the Courts. I thought I was a citizen of a nation of integrity. One that sought to adhere to the law by not only positive law, but moral law. Maybe I was wrong.

Ron L. Scott, Attorney-at-Law

Here we go again. But, then again, who cares - they just move on to bigger and better paychecks. What we really need are independent persons capable of reviewing and considering disbarment proceedings. Yet we will wring our hands and continue wondering why there is such a lack of confidence in Government and such a visceral dislike for lawyers.

New Legislation? "... or else face sanctions." With all due respect Senator Murkowski, such outrageous conduct by Attorneys employed at the most powerful Govenment Agency in the United States crys out for immediate and permanent disbarment!

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