Resources

  • SNITCHING: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice
  • U.S. Attorney General's Guidelines on the FBI's Use of Confidential Human Sources
  • Sarah Stillman, The Throwaways, The New Yorker (2012) (article on the use of juvenile informants)

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Monday, August 3, 2015

9th Circuit panel intervenes in prosecutorial misconduct

During appellate argument, a Ninth Circuit panel of federal judges lambasted the California Attorney General's office for failing to discipline a prosecutor who lied about rewarding a jailhouse snitch.  Los Angeles Times story and video of argument (beginning at 16:00 minutes) here.  The panel, which included Judges Kozinski, Wardlaw and Fletcher, instructed the government attorney to go back to his office and tell the Attorney General to act on the matter.