The Center’s litigation component uses its research and knowledge of criminal justice and prosecution practices to assist in important criminal justice cases. Our litigation practice concentrates on cases in which exercises of prosecutorial or governmental discretion raise significant substantive legal issues, as well as other important criminal justice issues that impact the fair administration of criminal law. Much of the Center’s litigation practice is done in partnership with some of the nation’s most prominent law firms as part of the firms’ pro bono commitment. These briefs are filed in support of both defendants and the government.
Find out more about the guiding principles in the Center's litigation practice, and read about the Center's briefs in the following areas:
- prosecutors' charging decisions (including significant issues involving statutory interpretation)
- prosecutors' disclosure and ethical obligations
- other important criminal law issues.