Thank you for your interest in The Criminal Law Practitioner. I am pleased to address you for the first time as the brief’s new Editor-in-Chief. On behalf of our Editorial Board and Staff, I am proud to share with you Volume XII, Issue III. This summer’s issue continues our mission of producing informative and timely content for criminal law practitioners, as authors Raimund Stieger and Ivan Parfenoff provide their valuable insight on prosecutorial misconduct and the writ of habeas corpus.
Stieger explores the roots of prosecutorial misconduct in absolute and qualified immunity, especially with regard to cases brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Bivens. He also proposes solutions to prosecutorial misconduct that put the onus on state bar associations and judges themselves to hold prosecutors accountable. Second, Parfenoff expands our understanding of the writ of habeas corpus by arguing that defendants can use the recourse to challenge conditions of confinement. He also describes the implications of such an understanding for the litigation of a defendant’s case.
I would first like to thank the authors for the time and effort they committed to the production of their articles. Second, I appreciate the 2021-2022 Editorial Board and Staff for their incredibly hard work in spading these articles. I especially want to thank the new 2022-2023 Executive Editor, Managing Articles Editor, and Articles Editors for the dedication, efficiency, and skill that they demonstrated in helping prepare these articles for publication. Lastly, I extend my eternal gratitude to my predecessor, Jordan Hulseberg, for guiding me in the publication process and in the transition of leadership.
Finally, readers, I encourage you to visit our website, CrimLawPractitioner.org, to read our latest legal analysis and our profiles of criminal law practitioners. If you are interested in publishing with The Criminal Law Practitioner or you would like to be featured in our practitioner profiles, please contact CLP@wcl.american.edu.