Mitchell v. Palmer

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Held that the trial court should have considered relevant factors on defendant’s motion to disqualify entire prosecutor’s office with which victim was employed and that the adoption of a complete screening mechanism was not an adequate alternative. Upon learning that an employee of prosecutor’s office is a crime victim, the state should notify the trial court of possible conflict, and trial court should determine whether victim’s identifying and locating information must be disclosed by weighing all competing interests of both the defendant’s due process right to a fair trial and the victim’s right to justice and due process.

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