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Northeastern Professor scores legal win in holding prosecutors accountable

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A Northeastern law professor scored a major legal win in federal court in New York this summer as part of a years-long effort to hold criminal prosecutors to a greater standard of accountability for their wrongdoing.

Professor Daniel Medwed is one of six law professors who, as part of a project called “Accountability New York,” published more than 20 complaints of misconduct against district attorneys in Queens in May 2021. 

The group tried to highlight further what they were doing online, all in an effort to strengthen governmental accountability and transparency. Almost immediately, though, the professors were subjected to threats of retaliation by the New York City Corporation Counsel and prosecutors in the city.

Read the full article in News@Northeastern.

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