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Imbler v. Pachtman and Texas prosecutor Ken Anderson

In 2013 Texas (Williamson County) District Attorney Ken Anderson served a 10 day jail sentence for prosecutorial misconduct. Quoting https://innocenceproject.org/news/ken-anderson-michael-morton-...
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Personal Misconduct That May Result in a Lawyer's Censure or Disbarment

Is there some type of Code of (Personal) Conduct that lawyers in the United States must abide by under the penalty of either censure of disbarment? What personal kinds of personal misconduct might ...
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Was the withholding of high-quality drone footage a Brady violation?

In the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the defence filed a motion for a mistrial during jury deliberations. One of the grounds for a mistrial, they argued, was that a low-resolution recording of the drone ...
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Can a judge be removed from a trial for bias?

Judges and juries are supposed to be impartial. Jurors are removed all the time for being potentially biased towards one side in a case. A judge in a case that is a current event as of writing , has ...
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If a judge says in court that he trusts the other party would this amount to judicial misconduct?

The judge in a custody case with Bob and Janice says that he (the judge) trusts Janice. Would this amount to judicial misconduct or bias? Bear in mind that Bob has also the challenge of getting a male ...
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Dealing with drunken guy harassing us over anti-vaxxer and conspiracy theories, and cops won't do a thing?

We're in the U.S, and are a couple who are 37/F and 39/M. We live in a suburb of Kansas City, MO. Recently me and my fiance have had a drunken guy kept coming to our house harassing us and shouting ...
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Can a police officer be charged with despotism?

Can a US police officer be charged with despotism? Note: In Germany I heard it is possible
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Permissibility of ex-parte communication for judges in the US

Watching some legal movies it struck me as odd where judges are portrayed talking to one of the parties in the absence of the other (ex-parte communication). Say in New Zealand, this amounts to ...
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Does this conduct amount to any actionable judicial bias?

Bob takes Rob to the court which sets a date for the first hearing 12 January 2021. Rob's lawyer from lawfirm X applies for adjournment of the hearing a few weeks later for reason Y. Bob objects and ...
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Can a judge make it case law that 2×2=5?

The following quote from Malcolm Turnbull is actually not what this question is about, but nevertheless it is a good-fit epigraph: The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that ...
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Can it be judicial misconduct to not rebut arguments of losing party?

Bob sues Rob in a civil court (adversarial system). Bob contends: I am right and Rob is wrong because of A. Rob defends: No, A does not apply because of X. Bob replies: No way. X does not ...
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Can police receive prison time for misconduct?

Suppose that someone is a victim of police misconduct and the officer who was on duty at the time is eventually found guilty of police misconduct. Usually the victim walks out with award money (...
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business intentionally hijacking search traffic of competitor

Texas: Successful small business working on search engine optimization / link back / search elevation... I determine major provider (yellowpages) has entry for us. Lists us by old address, and clicks ...
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Are lawyers allowed to contact potential clients?

Would it be inappropriate for a lawyer to proactively find/contact people who might need legal representation and offer them their services? Would it be against any code of conduct or similar? The ...
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Is the Code of Conduct of an institution legally binding in the UK?

Suppose there is a public institution (i.e. funded by the government using tax payers' money) in England that was set up through a Royal Charter. The institution has a Code of Conduct for a specific ...
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Exclusionary Rule and testimony

Let's say a police officer searches a property without a warrant, and discovers a couple of people imprisoned there. Would their testimony against the owner later be inadmissible as it's a result of ...
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Can a Judical Misconduct Complaint be read or searched for?

I have read a news article stating that 15 misconduct complaints were filed against Justice Kavanaugh to the "federal appeals court in Washington, D.C." I found that searching the "https://www.cadc....
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