Saturday, January 23, 2010

Santa Clara County DA boycotts judge who made adverse rulings (including a finding of prosecutorial misconduct)

"The Santa Clara County DA has initiated an office-wide "boycott" of a judge who has made adverse rulings, including findings that a prosecutor had lied about evidence that had not been produced in discovery. (California civil procedure permits lawyers to peremptorily challenge a judge, but you can only do it once per case. It's called a "170.6" challenge, or, less formally, "dinging" a judge.) Here's the news story; here's the DA's memo. The DA notes that the public defender's office has engaged in boycotts in the past."

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Location Oakland, Ca - Private Investigator