Commentary: Has a U.S. Attorney Knowingly Prosecuted Innocent People?

The government is investigating cases brought by Alice Martin, U.S. Attorney in Birmingham, Ala.

, The American Lawyer

Has U.S. Attorney Alice Martin run amok? Commentator Scott Horton writes that a string of aggressive prosecutions brought by the Birmingham, Ala., U.S. Attorney have been marked by convictions overturned and innocent men wronged. Two judges have openly questioned whether Martin has knowingly prosecuted innocent people -- and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility has opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct.

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