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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" The Human Security Actwhich Congress wants to amend to allow, among other things, longer detention of suspected terroristsis meant to "secure the State and protect our people from terrorism." Guevarra said the law has weaknesses "such as very short custodial investigation periods and huge penalties for wrongful prosecution, even if done in good faith," that need to be adapted to the times.
Sanchez seeks "compensation for the nearly five years he spent unjustly in prison and for the extreme emotional anguish and distress he suffered from his wrongful detention, coercive interrogation, false charges, wrongful prosecution, and wrongful conviction and incarceration for a crime ...
Ahmad's lawyer Eric Baijal said: "We can confirm that Imran Ahmad has initiated legal proceedings against the chief constable of Police Scotland and the Lord Advocate in relation to what he argues was a wrongful prosecution brought against him.
Mr Holland said that Sayers then sued for wrongful prosecution.
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. But it was unclear whether his campaign would repay the $80,000 in state funds that Texas Comptroller Susan Combs had already authorized be paid to the firm of one of his criminal defense attorneys, David Botsford.
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.
(2) Without question, "[t]here is no worse error in American criminal justice than the wrongful prosecution, conviction, and incarceration of an innocent person...." (3) Judge Learned Hand acknowledged this in United States v.
Department of Homeland Security for $25 million for wrongful prosecution. He was acquitted in 2005 of violating the civil fights of a Chinese national by allegedly using excessive force arresting her.
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.