miscarriage of justice

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miscarriage of justice

A situation in which the administration of justice has failed or been mismanaged.
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There must have been a lot of red faces and hand-wringing at RCBC's forex arm following the firm's recent embarrassing admission of a grave error that led to the wrongful prosecution and freezing of accounts of one of its big clients.
The governor, charged with coercion and abuse of power, said this week he will tap his campaign account to pay for his defense from this point forward - a reversal of his initial plans - saying that he did not want to saddle taxpayers with the cost of a wrongful prosecution.
The Innocence Project provides pro bono post-conviction legal assistance to individuals that are seeking to prove their innocence with DNA testing and works to enact the reforms needed to protect innocent Americans from wrongful prosecution and incarceration.
The defendants have persistently maintained their innocence and are now seeking compensation for wrongful prosecution.
ASUB-POSTMASTER cleared of stealing PS85,000 from his bosses last night urged Post Office chiefs to "hold their hands up" and admit a computer glitch has led to the wrongful prosecution of more than 100 people.
A SUB postmaster cleared of stealing PS85,000 from his bosses has urged post office chiefs to "hold their hands up" and admit a computer glitch has led to the wrongful prosecution of more than 100 people.
2) Without question, "[t]here is no worse error in American criminal justice than the wrongful prosecution, conviction, and incarceration of an innocent person.
Grovelling public apologies have been made by senior officers to the families of the victims and to the falsely accused Colin Stagg, who was paid pounds 706,000 for a wrongful prosecution which cost pounds 3million.
Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's recent pursuit of three Duke lacrosse players on rape charges has further raised awareness about the possibility of wrongful prosecution.
Department of Homeland Security for $25 million for wrongful prosecution.
3, as did the wrongful prosecution civil action launched by Peter Klassen, who served four years in jail after police bungled an investigation into fantastic allegations of sexual assault made against him by a troubled young boy.
On occasion, the press has collaborated with the law enforcement system in trampling people's rights: Irresponsible reporting by The New York Times was partly to blame for the federal government's wrongful prosecution of Wen Ho Lee, the scientist at the nuclear lab in Los Alamos, New Mexico, who was charged with espionage.