Texas Prosecutor who sent innocent man to death row is disbarred

This result goes on a very short list of ex-DAs who get punishment for cheating during their prosecution cases. The flip side is that most state Bar associations and Attorney Generals have ignored pursuing charges against lawyers who judges have censured for misconduct. The Supreme Court’s 2011 decision in Connick v. Thompson added almost unlimited protections for DAs.  Here a review of Thompson from the Innocence Project. 

Here is the recent disbarment from Texas.


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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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