The Yale Law Journal

Bruce A. Green


Gideon’s Amici: Why Do Prosecutors So Rarely Defend the Rights of the Accused?

Bruce A. Green

122 Yale L.J. 2336 (2013).

In Gideon v. Wainwright, twenty-three state attorneys general, led by Walter F. Mondale and Edward McCormack, joined an amicus brief on the side of the criminal accused, urging the Supreme Court to recognize indigent defendants’ Sixth Amendment right to appointed counsel in…


Regulating Federal Prosecutors: Let There Be Light

Bruce A. Green

The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), housed within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), investigates alleged misconduct by federal prosecutors and other DOJ personnel. Under the Bush administration, even when OPR found serious prosecutorial misconduct, DOJ kept the disciplinary investig…