Civil Rights Litigation

Wrongful Convictions and Prosecutorial Immunity

, New York Law Journal


In his Civil Rights Litigation column, Ilann M. Maazel writes: Wrongful convictions are in the news these days. We know about the Central Park Five, the Bronx Six and the allegedly corrupt Brooklyn detective whose cases are now under review by the Brooklyn D.A. But what happens after the exoneration? Federal civil rights cases arising out of wrongful convictions can be tricky. Cases against prosecutors are a legal minefield. Why? The doctrine of prosecutorial immunity.

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