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Former Cook County Attorney Timothy Scannell is the first Minnesota lawyer to be publicly disciplined for a Rule 3.6(a) violation in the rule’s 30-year history. AP file photo: Star Tribune
Former Cook County Attorney Timothy Scannell is the first Minnesota lawyer to be publicly disciplined for a Rule 3.6(a) violation in the rule’s 30-year history. AP file photo: Star Tribune

Quandaries and Quagmires: Discipline for prosecutor’s ‘derogatory’ statements

When is an attorney’s public statement subject to discipline because it is likely to prejudice a criminal jury trial? A recent case failed to answer this question, even though an answer should have been required for discipline. Former Cook County Attorney Timothy Scannell is the first Minnesota lawyer to be publicly disciplined for a Rule 3.6(a) ...

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