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Prosecutorial Oversight: A national dialogue in the wake of Connick v. Thompson

1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

This forum is the last stop on a national tour inspired by the United States Supreme Court decision in Connick v. Thompson. In Connick, the Court declined to abolish absolute immunity for prosecutors, even in the most egregious of cases, based on the incorrect assumption that systems are already in place that effectively deter misconduct. The goal is to generate productive dialogue about what should be done to meaningfully address the problem. 



  • Santa Clara County District Attorney, Jeff Rosen

  • Special Assistant District Attorney, David Angel

  • Esteemed defense attorney Tom Nolan

  • Senior Trial Counsel for CalBar, Robin Brune

  • Retired Santa Clara County Judge, James Emerson

  • Exoneree, John Thompson

  • Exoneree, Obie Anthony

  • Law Professor, Kathleen Ridolfi


This is a no charge event, but registration is required.  To register, please go to:

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Cost: Free


Music and Dance Facility, Recital Hall

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics,Northern California Innocence Project
Kathleen Ridolfi
Tel 408-554-4790