Case Detail
CitationUnited States v. Carter, 236 F.3d 777 (6th Cir. 2001)
CrimeViolent, other
StateTN
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
FederalYes
Trial Year1998
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for the defendant due to the prosecutor's misrepresentation of evidence to the jury. "The prosecutor in this case failed to honor his obligation as a representative of the sovereign when he misrepresented critical evidence at the close of trial with no opportunity for an argumentative response and when he made personal attacks on opposing counsel that may have affected the jury's view of counsel's entire defense. To hold that such action does not seriously affect the integrity of judicial proceedings would be tantamount to excusing the prosecutor's deliberate disregard of his duty to uphold the Government's interest in ensuring that 'justice shall be done,' not that 'it shall win a case,' and would render a profound blow to our judicial system's ideal of providing each defendant with a fair trial."
Determination Year2001
Misconduct TypeTR: Impugning
TR: Mischaracterizing
C/S EffectBar evidence
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
SanctionsUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
Web linkhttp://www.leagle.com/decision/20011013236F3d777_1921