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pro suh kyooh shuhn

  • n  the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
  • n  the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant
  • n  the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion

  • The underlying legal theory is that when a witness is given immunity from prosecution, he cannot incriminate himself; therefore he cannot invoke the Fifth Amendment guarantee .
  • The federal investigation of Siegelman culminated in a criminal prosecution that became public not long after Siegelman announced that he would run again for governor .
  • Butch Dill AP The documents, obtained by PTI, include internal prosecution e-mails given to the Justice Department and Congress by a whistle-blower during the past 18 months .
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    In releasing these memos, it is our intention to assure those who carrying out their duties relying in good faith upon the legal advice from the Department of Justice that they will not be subject to prosecution,Mr. Obama said in a statement...
  • Michael Steele in Capital Times
    The (General) McChrystal incident, to me, was very comical. I think it's a reflection of the frustration that a lot of our military leaders have with this administration and their prosecution of the war in Afghanistan,Steele began. "Keep...
  • Roger Goodell in New York Times
    The justices were passing judgment on a federal statute used in the prosecution of [white-collar defendants]. It makes it a crime to deprive the public or one's employer or shareholders of the 'intangible right of honest services.' Although a... Ruth Bader Ginsburg Washington Post (blog) Jun 24, 2010 78276 105267 prosecutor My decision today is not based on a finding that you violated Georgia law, or on a conclusion that differs from that of the local prosecutor," Goodell wrote in a letter to Roethlisberger on Wednesday. "That said, you are held to a higher...

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