KS: Jacqie Spradling and the Case of Disappearing Integrity

KS: Jacqie Spradling and the Case of Disappearing Integrity

It is rare to see a court forcefully and thoroughly shame a prosecutor; even in instances of egregious misconduct, courts often avoid naming the lawyers responsible, silently observing an unspoken code that has long shielded prosecutors from meaningful scrutiny....
MI: Gross Prosecutorial Misconduct Results in New Trial

MI: Gross Prosecutorial Misconduct Results in New Trial

In a recent ruling that has generated no press coverage, a Michigan court of appeals granted a new trial to Andrew Spagnola—who had been convicted of child abuse—because the prosecutor committed deliberate and egregious misconduct during the trial. Although the...