Following on from the little guy’s recent wayward references from Websters dictionary and The Book of Mormon, I thought I’d take the opportunity to look up the meaning of “Prosecutorial Misconduct” in my handy US Legal dictionary.
Here’s what it says:
Prosecutorial misconduct is conduct which violates court rules or ethical standards of law practice. Examples, among others, may include:
*** Courtroom misconduct (making improper remarks or improperly introducing evidence designed to prejudice the jury: violating rules regarding selection of the jury; or making improper closing arguments);
*** Hiding, destroying or tampering with evidence, case files or court records;
*** Failing to disclose evidence that might tend to exonerate the defendant
*** Threatening, badgering or tampering with witnesses.
So how many of the above violations have we witnessed so far throughout Martinez’ dismal performances? I’d say all of them. The only exception being “making improper closing arguments” – mainly due to the fact that we’ve not yet reached that stage… but no doubt he will.
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