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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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R. Michael Cassidy

2015

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Discovery And Adequate Plea Colloquys, R. Michael Cassidy Nov 2015

Discovery And Adequate Plea Colloquys, R. Michael Cassidy

R. Michael Cassidy

Presentation at a conference sponsored by Fair Trials International in Washington, D.C.


Silencing Grand Jury Witnesses, R. Michael Cassidy Oct 2015

Silencing Grand Jury Witnesses, R. Michael Cassidy

R. Michael Cassidy

The investigations of local police officers for causing the deaths of unarmed civilians in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York have generated significant national discourse about the fairness and transparency of grand jury proceedings. This article addresses one crucial aspect of this ongoing debate; that is, whether witnesses before the grand jury should be allowed to talk to each other and to the media about the contents of their testimony. In the federal system and in the majority of states that still employ the grand jury as an investigative and charging tool, obligations of grand jury secrecy do not …


Ethical Responsibilities Of Prosecutors After Conviction, R. Michael Cassidy Sep 2015

Ethical Responsibilities Of Prosecutors After Conviction, R. Michael Cassidy

R. Michael Cassidy

Presentation at the conference Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution.