How much authority should assistant district attorneys be provided? As licensed attorneys, should they be provided a large amount of discretion to dispose of cases based on their best judgment, or should they have more limited authority so the office employs a uniform policy?
Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) should be provided with a alrgge discretion in their job. The actual District Attorney only briefly handles criminal
affairs and does not take majority of cases, or even knows about most of them. It would then be impractical to impose a limited authority that does not take into consideration the mitigating aspects of each case. Therefore, ADAs should be - and often are - given wide discretion to deal with cases.The other question got categorized to the "Homework" section and I have to wait for it to be re-catted back to Legal to tackle it. Should be another 12 hours or so.
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