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Articles by Peter Schmidt

What Are the Odds of Complete Reversal After Conviction in the Second Circuit?

by Richard Levitt and Peter Schmidt

A potential client asks an attorney the odds of completely overturning his federal trial conviction on appeal. If the attorney is experienced in the ways of appellate advocacy and his predilection for candor trumps his predilection for solvency, he might tell his potential client, ...

A Culture of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Review by Peter Schmidt

The Center for Public Integrity (CPI), a non-profit, investigative journalism organization based in Washington, D.C., has recently published a major study on prosecutorial misconduct in America. The lengthy, empirical study, entitled Harmful Error: Investigating America's Local Prosecutors, which is available online, contains some revealing findings and ...