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Prosecutorial discretion

James I. K. Knapp

Prosecutorial discretion

by James I. K. Knapp

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Published by California Continuing Education of the Bar in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California.,
  • California
    • Subjects:
    • Prosecution -- California.,
    • Public prosecutors -- California.,
    • Prosecution -- California -- Decision making.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementJames I. K. Knapp, author ; Manuel E. Nestle, editor.
      SeriesCalifornia criminal law practice series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFC1158 .K5
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 41 p. ;
      Number of Pages41
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4855737M
      LC Control Number75620067

      The Anatomy of Discretion: An Analysis of Prosecutorial Decision Making ii This document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. This report has not.   When I joined Penn State Law in to teach, train and write about immigration, the study of prosecutorial discretion emerged as a natural calling for my research and culminated into several law reviews and my first book: Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases.

        Prosecutorial discretion refers to the decision made by employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about whether and to what extent immigration laws should be exercised against a person or group of persons. When DHS chooses to not pursue arrest or detention of an undocumented mother living in the United States for many years and . PROSECUTORIAL POWER AND THE LEGITIMACY OF THE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM I. INTRODUCTION In the American criminal justice system, the prosecutor is a unique-ly powerful individual.1 Due to the huge number of prosecutable crimes, he has vast discretion in bringing and dismissing charges, ne-.

        Prosecutorial discretion largely refers to the wide latitude afforded to prosecutors to make decisions regarding the filing of charges (or lack there of) against a particular person or entity. It has been the subject of much litigation because pro. Beyond Deportation: Understanding Immigration Prosecutorial Discretion and United States v. Texas. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia* TABLE OF CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION I. OVERVIEW OF PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION INAuthor: Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia.


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A new book by Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is the first of its kind to comprehensively examine the history, theory and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law. "Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases," published by New York University Press as part of its Citizenship and Migration in the.

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in the s, his lawyer Leon Wildes made a groundbreaking argument. Self-Help Guide for a Prosecutorial Discretion Request In JuneImmigration and Customs Enforcement (“ ICE”) announced it would not use its resources to deport people it considers “low priority” and would review existing deportation cases to determine which cases could be closed.

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American criminal court dockets are chronically congested, so prosecutors must use discretion to plea bargain away most of their cases. This chapter focuses on prosecutorial misconduct. In particular, it attempts to illustrate that the line between legal prosecutorial behavior and illegal prosecutorial misconduct is a thin one.

It also examines whether a number of factors, including the Supreme Court's jurisprudence and the prosecutorial culture of power and lack of accountability, create a climate that fosters : Angela J. Davis. Print Symposium Book Volume 52 The President, Prosecutorial Discretion, Obstruction of Justice, and Congress April 8, April 8, lawreviewadmin.

American Prosecutors and Prosecutorial Discretion INTRODUCTION In recent weeks and months, the role of the prosecutor and prosecutorial discretion have been thrust into national headlines by events across the United States.

In Ferguson, Missouri, prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch has come under fire for his decision to take the caseFile Size: KB. An important warning before anything else: If you are an undocumented person in the U.S. who is not in removal (deportation) proceedings, you should not contact Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and request prosecutorial discretion without first talking to an attorney.

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Rodriguez. efforts. In basic terms, prosecutorial discretion is the authority of an agency charged with enforcing a law to decide to what degree to enforce the law against a particular individual.

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As part of a conference titled, 'The American Prosecutor: Power, Discretion and Accountability,' the panelists talked about prosecutorial misconduct. In recent years, studies by investigative. “Prosecutorial Discretion” is the general concept that prosecutors are empowered with the ability to choose what to prosecute and/or what punishments to pursue.

Basically, while some acts might technically constitute a crime, these acts don’t always warrant punishment or prosecution especially when mitigating circumstances are taken. Frustrated by the lack of comprehensive immigration reform, many advocates, from grassroots community organizers to Members of Congress, have begun calling on President Obama to take action.

They want the President and his administration to use the power of the executive branch to defer removals, revisit current policies and priorities, and interpret the law.

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It provides a rich history of the role of.Each chapter concludes with practical problems designed to promote class discussion about the appropriate exercise of prosecutorial discretion in hypothetical situations.

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