In his New York Times Op-Ed, "The Prosecution Rests, but I can't," John Thompson makes a very strong case for creating a law that penalizes prosecutors who knowingly disregard the law and withhold evidence. And these prosecutors can still practice law? They should at the very least lose their license. Where is the Louisiana Bar Association and the ABA? But taking eighteen years of an innocent man's life. Come on? These prosecutors should be thrown in jail. No doubt it's a tough job, but right now, it's all upside for prosecutors, with little or no risk if they break the law in pursuit of conviction.
The Supreme Court is wrong on this one.