vindictive prosecution

vindictive prosecution

A prosecution in which a person is singled out under a law or regulation because the person has exercised a constitutionally protected right. Cf. SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT. [Cases: Criminal Law 37.15. C.J.S. Criminal Law ¡ì¡ì 68¨C77.]
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