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These prosecutors won office vowing to fight the system. Now, the system is fighting back. – The Washington Post

Prosecutors in Boston went to court days after the controversial “Straight Pride Parade” this summer with plans to drop some of the cases against counterprotesters, deeming one disorderly conduct charge “inappropriate.” When the judge pushed back, attempting to continue that prosecution over their objections, District Attorney Rachael Rollins publicly denounced him and appealed to …

Jeffrey Epstein’s scandal of secrecy points to a creeping rot in the American justice system – The Washington Post

When rich people are credibly accused of crimes, does the public have a right to know? Should multimillionaires be allowed to silence their accusers with cash? According to superlawyer David Boies, “dozens” of women who could give testimony about being sexually assaulted as girls by mysterious financier Jeffrey Epstein are silenced by …

Judging Larry Nassar | New Republic

Why Rosemarie Aquilina’s handling of a serial sex abuser’s case was so problematic Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina isn’t just a hero to countless Americans for the way she stood up for victims of sexual violence. She’s also a celebrity. The Michigan jurist, who this week sentenced serial sexual …