Justices Won't Hear Appeal Over Prosecutorial Misconduct

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 7:54 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to consider the appeal of a ruling preventing defendants from recovering fees from prosecutors who conduct bad faith investigations, leaving in place a decision that led to the protest of dozens of federal judges and former prosecutors.

The high court denied writ of certiorari to physician Ali Shaygan, who was appealing an Eleventh Circuit reversal of $600,000 in fees he won after a Florida federal court ruled that his prosecution for distributing controlled substances was motivated by personal animosity and...
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