Articles Tagged with Prosecutors

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Nation book review: Why Does Our Justice System Fight So Hard to Keep Innocent People Behind Bars? Mark Godsey was a “prosecutor’s prosecutor” who didn’t think there were any innocent people in prison. Then he began supervising his law school’s Innocence Project, and realized his assumptions were all wrong” by Joshua Holland, in The Nation, January 24, 2018:

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“In the criminal-justice system romanticized by Hollywood films, those convicted of crimes are generally guilty. And a protagonist need only prove that someone’s been wrongly imprisoned to get them freed by a judiciary that values truth and justice….

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The Oregonian / OregonLive published these two articles:

“Oregon Innocence Project misses mark in notorious murder (OPINION),” by John Foote, March 29, 2016, Clackamas County District Attorney. (Internet Archive copy.)

“Why Oregon Innocence Project has raised questions about notorious murder case (OPINION),” by Steve Wax, April 5, 2016, Legal Director of Oregon Innocence Project, a program of Oregon Justice Resource Center. (Internet Archive copy.)

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“No right to prosecute: With no district attorney in office, defense lawyers say all ongoing criminal cases must be dismissed,” by Phil Wright, East Oregonian, July 14, 2011

Excerpt: “Defense lawyers in Umatilla County are pushing to end criminal prosecution for lack of a district attorney. Attorneys have filed multiple motions to dismiss in the wake of the Oregon Department of Justice’s criminal investigation and prosecution of Dean Gushwa, who resigned as district attorney effective May 31….” [Link to full East Oregonian article.]