Check out the caption of a criminal case sometime. All are similar. State v. So-And-So; forever and always the left side of the "v" denotes the state. Yet, in all the criminal cases I have handled, I have never met the state. Indeed, I never can and I never will. The state is, in the very best sense of the term, a legal fiction. It is a necessary fiction.
One Hand Clapping
Prosecutors Have Too Much Power To Determine Charges
The Connecticut Law Tribune
November 24, 2008
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