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.

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Internationally, the issue of wrongful prosecution, incarceration, and conviction of innocent persons is identified as miscarriage of justice that takes place after a person has been wrongfully convicted but is later found to be factually innocent basis a new fact / proof coming to light.
Granted, this is a case of "wrongful prosecution" where the police aggressively pursued an individual for very serious offenses that he had nothing to do with.
On occasion, the press has collaborated with the law enforcement system in trampling people's rights: Irresponsible reporting by The New York Times was partly to blame for the federal government's wrongful prosecution of Wen Ho Lee, the scientist at the nuclear lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico, who was charged with espionage.
(14.) 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.
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.
The Innocence Project provides pro bono post-conviction legal assistance to individuals that are seeking to prove their innocence with DNA testing and works to enact the reforms needed to protect innocent Americans from wrongful prosecution and incarceration.
A SUB postmaster cleared of stealing PS85,000 from his bosses has urged post office chiefs to "hold their hands up" and admit a computer glitch has led to the wrongful prosecution of more than 100 people.
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. It didn't seem to me at the time that my answer was so radical.
Grovelling public apologies have been made by senior officers to the families of the victims and to the falsely accused Colin Stagg, who was paid pounds 706,000 for a wrongful prosecution which cost pounds 3million.
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.
If or when their decision and orders lead to wrongful arrests, wrongful detention, wrongful prosecutions, or wrongful deaths, these powerful leaders wouldn't allow themselves to be held accountable.
A panel on wrongful prosecutions will include leading figures from prosecution, defense and judicial perspective who will discuss New York State's newly established Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct, the scope of its authority, and whether it can withstand the legal challenges which may be brought by New York prosecutors and others.