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.
Not only has the Harte family had to cope with the death of a mother and wife, but they have endured the wrongful prosecution of their father, Mr.
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.
A more careful approach to these prosecutions can protect the rights of Asian-Americans, minimise wrongful prosecutions and help ensure an economic environment that continues to foster innovation.
Of particular interest to Gardner's group were convictions due to inadequate legal representation, wrongful prosecutions, or misapplication of forensic science.
Called Lantern, the project should reduce the time spent away from the frontline and reduce wrongful prosecutions, by identifying a person on the spot.
Racial minorities have been the victims of particularly cruel and vindictive wrongful prosecutions, particularly in the South.
But the wrongful prosecutions and convictions associated with the scandal suggest that the LAPD cancer has spread through the entire LA criminal justice system.