PRIVATE LAW FIRM INSTALLED AS MUNICIPAL PROSECUTORS, BILLS VIOLATORS FOR COSTS OF THEIR PROSECUTIONS
It’s in California, of course. Nice work if you can get it, until you get sued by the Institute for Justice.
Note that the law firm couldn’t have set this up without action by the legislative bodies of the cities to install the law firm as the city prosecutors.
IJ says that the setup violates a rule against prosecutors having a personal financial stake in the matters they prosecute. I guess that’s different from government agencies engaging private counsel on contingent fees to pursue lawsuits against private businesses, because that reprehensible practice has been going on for some time.
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