As Injustice Anywhere noted, Nancy Grace's attitude demonstrates her to be at least the Devil's minion if not Satan's Spawn herself. She seems to jump all over defense attorneys for their 'misconduct', such as vigorously cross-examining a witness, defending their client, having the unmitigated gall to want to verify a law enforcement officer's story before believing it (turn sarcasm off). Well, the 11th circuit decided an interesting case in Stephens v. Hall today. This is a habeas petition out of Fulton County, Georgia (Atlanta) in which a prosecutor was actually named in a decision for playing "fast and loose" with her duty as a prosecutor. That prosecutor is none other than ole DM herself! As Injustice noted, this is not the first time she's been admonished by appellate courts. Thanks to Orrin Kerr for the link over at Volokh. I join Orin (not an everyday occurrence) and wonder if Nancy will discuss that case tonight.
For those of you who do not practice in this area, it is extremely rare that an appellate court will actually name a prosecutor. There are several notorious decisions involving prosecutorial misconduct and the prosecution usually asks (and gets) the appellate court to not publish the prosecutor's name. Barry Tarlow in The Champion writes about this regularly (and if you are a public defender and are not an NACDL member, thus getting The Champion, then shame on you!!!). I don't know if they published her name because she is famous or not. They did not grant habeas, so the misconduct was not severe enough to warrant a new trial in the court's opinion, so it is even more unusual that they would publish her name.
This behavior just goes to demonstrate that I really do not think that people should go into a prosecutor's job (or a defense attorney's job, for that matter) to rectify a wrong, whether perceived or real. People that want to save the world or 'do justice' are much better off finding other work than getting into this job. Those people, on both sides of the fence, lose objectivity about their cases and are not able to represent their clients well.