Law’s Andrew Pollis discusses the appeals process

Improper conduct: How the harmless error doctrine lets prosecutors’ mistakes slide

Statehouse News BureauAndrew Pollis, professor of law, discussed the appeals process involving judges’ inability to agree on what constitutes a harmless error. Pollis said, in such circumstances, the question is, “How can we tolerate a system in which this key question of prejudice always seems so pivotal, and yet is so subjective?”