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Filing: US Prosecutors Violated Court Orders in Kansas Probe

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The federal public defender says the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas has violated court orders amid a court-appointed official's investigation into the recording of attorney-client meetings at the Leavenworth Detention Center.

Appeals court says prosecutor manual can stay secret

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The ruling Tuesday covers the so-called Blue Book that instructs prosecutors about their duty to turn over certain documents to defense lawyers. It was created following the government's botched prosecution of the late Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska.

Prosecutor Blasts Court for Decision on Oldest US Synagogue

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FILE - In this Thursday, May 28, 2015 file photo, the Touro Synagogue, the nation's oldest, stands in Newport, R.I. Rhode Island's attorney general is criticizing an appeals court decision handing ownership of the nation's oldest synagogue to a congregation in New York, saying it ignored state law and "overwhelming evidence" presented at trial and strips the Jewish community in Newport of the historic site. Democrat Peter Kilmartin filed papers Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, supporting a rehearing of the Touro Synagogue case at the appeals court in Boston.(AP

Prosecutors Urge Court to Uphold Jodi Arias' Conviction

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The Arizona Attorney General's Office says the prosecutor who won a guilty verdict against Jodi Arias in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend made mistakes at trial that should be outweighed by overwhelming evidence of her guilt.

Court Picks Prosecutor to Defend Ruling on Arpaio's Pardon

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After the six-term sheriff was defeated in late 2016, he was convicted of criminal contempt of court for his acknowledged disobedience of a judge's 2011 order that barred his traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Arpaio was accused of prolonging the patrols for 17 months to boost his successful 2012 re-election campaign.