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Author Powell, Sidney K., 1955- author.

Title Conviction machine : standing up to federal prosecutorial abuse / Sidney Powell and Harvey A. Silverglate.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Encounter Books, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  345.73 POW    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  345.73 POWELL    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description xix, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In 2009, Harvey A. Silverglate, a prominent criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer, published his landmark critique of the federal criminal justice system, Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. In 2014, Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor in three districts under nine United States Attorneys from both political parties and who has been lead counsel in 500 federal appeals, published her landmark indictment of the system, Licensed To Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, after she witnessed appalling abuses by prosecutors-more than a decade after she entered private practice. Now these two leading authorities have combined their knowledge, experiences, and talents to produce a much-needed and long-awaited blueprint for reforming the way business is conducted within the Department of Justice and in the federal criminal courts. Both Powell and Silverglate decided to join forces to write this essential and long-awaited book in order to answer the questions and the challenges that each of them has faced over the past several years: "OK," they've been told. "We understand your criticisms. Now how about telling us what has to be done to restore justice to federal criminal justice." This collaboration is their response"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Catch 22 : what talking to the FBI can do to you -- There's nothing grand about grand juries : except their size -- Acts of God : discovery and the hide-and-seek problem -- What does the law require of us? : the conundrum of criminal intent -- Plea bargaining : dancing with the devil -- An offer he can't refuse : use immunity statutes -- not backroom deals -- to compel testimony -- Prosecutorial misconduct : who will prosecute the prosecutor? -- Where have all the judges gone? : federal courts have supervisory power over federal criminal justice, and it's high time they used it -- Once is not enough : restore habeas corpus and coram nobis, repeal the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 -- Coda : action items for criminal justice reform.
Subject Prosecution -- United States.
Public prosecutors -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of. (OCoLC)fst00883246
Prosecution. (OCoLC)fst01079361
Public prosecutors. (OCoLC)fst01082827
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Indexed Term Fairness in criminal justice
Added Author Silverglate, Harvey A., 1942- author.
Other Form: Online version: Powell, Sidney, 1955- Conviction machine New York : Encounter Books, 2020. 9781594038044 (DLC) 2019025113
ISBN 9781594038037 hardcover
1594038031 hardcover
9781594038044 electronic book
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