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Supreme Court rules against exonerated death row inmate who sued prosecutors

• Washington Post
An ideologically divided Supreme Court on Tuesday stripped a $14 million award from a wrongfully convicted man who had spent 14 years on death row and successfully sued New Orleans prosecutors for misconduct.
 
Conservative justices prevailed in the 5 to 4 ruling, which shielded the district attorney’s office from liability for not turning over evidence that showed John Thompson’s innocence.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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http://www.theagitator.com/2011/03/29/supreme-court-firms-up-state-immunity-from-wrongful-conviction-lawsuits/

Comment by Temper Bay
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The powerful protecting powerful at the expense of the insignificant weak.

If justice is denied by the courts then, eventually, justice will be sought on the streets.

Comment by Joe Tittiger
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So I guess issuing  an  arrest warrant for the district attorney  would be out of the question?


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