Last week’s arrest of Ken Anderson, a sitting district court judge, on 26-year-old allegations of prosecutorial misconduct was an exclamation point in Michael Morton’s quest to seek justice for the wrongful conviction that cost him a quarter-century of freedom.
But before the misconduct allegations can advance, they will have to survive a legal challenge from Anderson’s lawyers, who argue that any crimes — even if they could be proven — are too old to prosecute.
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