The function of the prosecutor under the federal Constitution is not to tack as many skins of victims as possible to the wall. His function is to vindicate the right of the people as expressed in the laws and give those accused of crime a fair trial.
– William O. Douglas
Laurie L. Levenson, Whose Rights Matter More—Police Privacy or a Defendant’s Right to a Fair Trial?, 54 Loy. L.A. L. Rev. 495 (2021).