The D.A. Stole His Life, Justices Took His Money – NYTimes.com

The D.A. Stole His Life, Justices Took His Money – NYTimes.com.

In an important prosecutorial-misconduct case this term, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority threw out a $14 million jury award for a New Orleans man who was imprisoned for 18 years, including 14 on death row, for a robbery and a murder he did not commit. One month before John Thompson’s scheduled execution, a private investigator discovered that prosecutors had hidden evidence that exonerated him.

Read the full editorial here: New York Times

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