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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

Seventy-five years ago, then-Attorney General and subsequent Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson delivered a speech entitled The Federal Prosecutor. This Article revisits Jackson's speech to extract a few insights about ethics and professional responsibility, specifically with regard to prosecutorial discretion. Beyond the constitutional and ethical obligations involved in representing the United States in court, federal prosecutors must continually aspire to a professional ideal derived from their duty to seek and serve justice. This Article submits that this professional ideal”as envisioned by Jackson and alluded to by the Supreme Court”is also applicable to every lawyer as he or she exercises discretion in the day-to-day practice of law.

First Page

111

Last Page

138

Publication Date

9-1-2015

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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