Resources-Prosecutorial Misconduct

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Link to California Rules of Professional Conduct

Link to California Code of Judicial Ethics

Link to ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 3.8

California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice (CCFAJ) Report:
Professional Responsibility and Accountability of Prosecutors and Defense Lawyers

Center for Public Integrity Article:
Lesson from Durham: Few Checks on Prosecutorial Misconduct
By The Center for Public Integrity | August 31, 2007

Innocence Project Findings on Prosecutorial Misconduct in DNA Exonerations
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USA Today Finds Prosecutorial Misconduct at Federal Level

Prosecutor Disbarred for Misconduct On April 11, 2007, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper dropped all charges and declared the three players innocent. Cooper stated that the charged players – Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans – were victims of a “tragic rush to accuse.”[1] The initial prosecutor for the case, Durham County’s District Attorney Mike Nifong, who was labeled a “rogue prosecutor” by Cooper, withdrew from the case in January 2007 after the North Carolina State Bar filed ethics charges against him. That June, Nifong was disbarred for “dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation”, making Nifong the first prosecutor in North Carolina history to lose his law license based on actions in a case. Nifong was found guilty of criminal contempt and served one day in jail.

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Read a related book: Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case by Stuart Taylor, Jr.