This article is the first of two articles that discuss the concern of prosecutorial misconduct. This article focuses improper prosecutorial argument in the 1990s. The article examines a California Supreme Court reversal of a murder conviction and death sentence due to misconduct during the prosecutor’s closing argument. The article then discusses forty-five federal appellate court opinions addressing the issue of prosecutorial misconduct.
Paul J. Spiegelman,
Prosecutorial Misconduct in Closing Argument: The Role of Intent in Appellate Review,
1 J. App. Prac. & Process 115
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