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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Due Process – Prosecutor’s Closing – Not Guilty Plea – No Prejudice (access required)

During closing arguments, it was improper for a prosecutor to raise the issue of defendant’s decision to plead not guilty. However, given (1) the fact that this was only a small part of the prosecutor’s argument, (2) the evidence against defendant (eyewitness testimony that he shot first at a police officer, defendant’s bullets were “cop ...

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