Reuters: Manslaughter charges against parents of alleged Michigan shooter break new legal ground.
AP via Denver Post: As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders abortion, both sides plan state-by-state battles.
Wisconsin State Journal: Group asks judge to fine Robin Vos for not releasing records related to Gableman election investigation.
“At the same time that his hand-selected Special Counsel is trying to have local officials detained for failing to comply with his contradictory and ridiculous subpoenas, Speaker Vos is flagrantly defying an actual court order to release records to the public,” American Oversight executive director Austin Evers said in a statement. “This shell game demands accountability and needs to end.”
Law360: Right to a fair trial could hinge on this U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Now, their fate — and whether those findings will offer them a reprieve — lies with the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices will weigh this week whether the high court's 2012 decision in Martinez v. Ryan allows the prisoners to use new evidence to support their ineffective counsel claims in federal court, despite a federal law barring such a move.
The New York Times: Prosecutors enjoy too much protection.
Prosecutors are among the most powerful players in the criminal justice system. They can send a defendant off to years in prison, or even to death row. Most wield this power honorably. Yet, when prosecutors don’t, they rarely pay a price, even for repeated and egregious misconduct that puts innocent people behind bars.
Why? Because they are protected by layers of silence and secrecy that are written into local, state and federal policy, shielding them from any real accountability for wrongdoing.
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