Faculty Eric M. Freedman, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law

Published on October 27, 2010 | by LawNews

Eric M. Freedman says the lesson of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Landrigan case was “crime pays”

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By John Schwartz

New York Times

October 27, 2010

 

Excerpt:

Eric M. Freedman, a law professor at Hofstra University, said that the lesson of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Landrigan case was “crime pays.”

He explained: “The state flatly stonewalled the lower courts by defying orders to produce information, and then was rewarded at the Supreme Court by winning its case on the basis that the defendant had not put forward enough evidence. That is an outcome which turns simple justice upside-down and a victory that the state should be ashamed to have obtained.”

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