Kansas Prosecutors Told To Play Nice

from the no-using-the-’L'-word dept.

I missed this story when it first came out, but figured it’s still timely enough for posting: Appeals courts in Kansas are increasingly overturning convictions on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct when prosecutors go too far in their closing arguments. Repeatedly calling the defendant a “liar”, for example, is apparently a no-no, even in cases where the defendant admitted lying to police during his own testimony.

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