Miscarriage of Justice

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Miscarriage of Justice

A legal proceeding resulting in a prejudicial out-come.

A miscarriage of justice arises when the decision of a court is inconsistent with the substantive rights of a party.

See: error, inequity, injustice, misjudgment
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See Lawrence, supra note 71, at 396 ("Nor is it a fluke that stigma results from wrongful convictions and even wrongful prosecutions.
See generally Elkan Abramowitz & Peter Scher, The Hyde Amendment: Congress Creates a Toehold for Curbing Wrongful Prosecution, CHAMPION, March 1998, at 22, 23; Adele Bernhard, When Justice Fails: Indemnification for Unjust Conviction, 6 UNIV.
The same Justice Department that engaged in wrongful prosecution of innocents at the White House travel office and blocked investigation of military secrets sold to the Chinese.
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According to Stoops, a similar wrongful prosecution case based on disputed scientific evidence was recently settled in Oakland County.
Perry spokesman Felix Browne said the governor, who has blasted the indictments as a "farce," did not want to saddle taxpayers with the cost of a wrongful prosecution.
I told my interviewer I felt, as a prosecutor, I was in the best position to assure that innocent people were protected from wrongful prosecution.
Allegations that former Williamson County prosecutor Ken Anderson committed criminal misconduct in the wrongful prosecution of Michael Morton 25 years ago are "unjustified and insupportable," his lawyers argued in a court document filed today.
Several Fried Frank attorneys individually support the Innocence Project by serving in a number of capacities, including as members of the Lawyers Committee, which is dedicated to supporting the Innocence Project's national policy program to reform the criminal justice system and protect the public against wrongful prosecution and imprisonment and the Young Professionals Committee and, from 2006 to 2011, the Board of Directors.
The suit documents how Kitchen's torture, wrongful prosecution and false imprisonment occurred and continued because command personnel in the Chicago Police Department, successive Superintendents of Police, several Mayors of the City of Chicago and State's Attorneys of Cook County, most notably Richard M.
Such wagering on physician double-booking or wrongful prosecution for a crime, for example, could decrease abuses and satisfy victims.
Of particular interest to Gardner's group were convictions due to inadequate legal representation, wrongful prosecutions, or misapplication of forensic science.