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Court employees shouldn't help seek justice

2013-07-29 19:15:35.29935+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

70 year old 34 year court employee fired 9 months before retirement for pointing out the correct forms which got DNA testing that exonerated a man wrongfully convicted of rape:

“The document you chose was, in effect, your recommendation for a Motion for DNA testing that would likely be successful in this Division,” Byrn wrote. “But it was clearly improper and a violation of Canon Seven … which warns against the risk of offering an opinion or suggested course of action.”

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-30 06:28:49.455588+00 by: ebradway

Civil servant fired for actually helping a citizen: you'd think Terry Gilliam wrote this...

#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-30 17:38:56.065427+00 by: Dan Lyke

If I can quote Edward Snowden's father's legal counsel:

Have you forgotten the Supreme Court's gospel in Berger v. United States that the interests of the government "in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done?"