Prosecutors: The Whole Truth

The U.S. Supreme Court rarely rebukes individual attorneys. But last year its unanimous, 9-to-0 reversal of the 1956 murder conviction of Cabdriver Lloyd Eldon Miller Jr. carried a blunt reprimand. Miller had been accused of the brutal rape-murder of an eight-year-old girl near Canton, Ill., and the high court was convinced that he did not get a fair trial. It charged Fulton County Prosecutor Blaine Ramsey and his special assistant, Roger Hayes, with deliberately misrepresenting evidence by repeatedly waving a "bloodstained" pair of men's shorts before the jury. "In the context...

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