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The Guardian of the Realm Files an Opposition to the Motion of "The Government"

In a criminal case against defendant Donald Powell pending in Tennessee (Williamson County) Circuit Court, the prosecution filed a motion in limine seeking to prevent defense counsel from referring to the prosecution as “the government.” In his brief in Opposition ( here ), Powell’s...

Prosecution File Demonstrates Purposeful Discrimination

The United States Supreme Court, in a 7-1 decision in Foster v. Chatman, 2016 U.S. LEXIS 3486 , held that petitioner Timothy Foster demonstrated purposeful discrimination on the part of prosecutors during his 1987 capital murder trial. The State had used peremptory challenges to strike all qualified...