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Paul Ostrow

Paul Ostrow

Paul Ostrow has been assistant Anoka County attorney for 12 years and previously served as Minneapolis City Council president.

COMMENTARY

Hennepin County prosecutor’s Brady memo falls short

By: and - November 18, 2022

In our August commentary, we outlined a few basic steps to improve Brady disclosure, which is the constitutional requirement that prosecutors fully disclose all evidence relevant to the defense. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office’s recently released Brady policy does not pass constitutional muster and fails to take the steps needed to ensure justice for defendants […]

COMMENTARY

Brady is a constitutional imperative — here’s how to fix it in Minnesota

By: and - August 12, 2022

Anyone who watches crime shows regularly or is an occasional student of constitutional history is aware of the Warren Court’s landmark decisions in Gideon v. Wainwright and Miranda v. Arizona, guaranteeing every accused the right to counsel and the right to be advised of constitutional rights at the time of arrest. Without Brady v. Maryland, […]