Monday, April 22, 2013

Ken Anderson: A commentary worth repeating now that criminal charges have been laid against Michael Morton's former prosecutor: Why Prof. Bennett Gershman feels the Court of Inquiry showed prosecutorial misconduct at its worst. The Huffington Post. (Update below: The Statesman; Statute of Limitations: First hurdle).

POST: "ken Anderson Court of Inquiry shows prosecutorial misconduct at its worst," by Professor Bennett L. Gershman (Professor of Law, Pace) , published by the Huffington Post on February 2, 2103. (This commentary is particularly relevant in light of the criminal charges recently laid against Anderson by the Court of Inquiry. HL).

GIST: "Don't cry for former Texas prosecutor, now judge Ken Anderson, who faced a court of inquiry last week into whether he deliberately hid evidence that sent an innocent man to prison for 25 years for murder. As the prosecutor in the 1987 trial of Michael Morton, Anderson testified that "the system screwed up" and that he did nothing wrong. He appeared more anguished over protecting his own image and "what me and my family have been through for 18 months of false accusations" than the terrible reality that he abused his power as a prosecutor to destroy the life of an innocent man.
Arrogant, defiant, and dishonest, Anderson's alleged misconduct in Morton's trial, and his present attempt to justify his deceit of court, jury, and defense counsel, typifies the worst in prosecutors."

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See up-to-date Statesman story by reporter Chuck Lindell:  "Statute of Limitations is first hurdle for misconduct charges against former DA," at:


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