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What Does an Innocent Man Have to Do to Go Free? Plead… — ProPublica
A case in Baltimore — in which two men were convicted of the same murder and cleared by DNA 20 years later — shows how far prosecutors will go to preserve a conviction.
propublica  courtsystem  dna  dnatesting  crime  j  criminaljustice 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Richard Posner, Leader of a Legal Revolution - Bloomberg
No one comes close to the retired federal judge in terms of influence on contemporary law.
bloomberg  richardposner  courtsystem  legalsystem  law  judiciary  judicialsystem  politics 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
She Was Convicted of Killing Her Mother. Prosecutors Withheld the Evidence That Would Have Freed Her. - The New York Times
By the time Noura Jackson’s conviction was overturned, she had spent nine years in prison. This type of prosecutorial error is almost never punished.
nourajackson  crime  prosecutorialerror  emilybazelon  nytimes  nytimesmag  courts  courtsystem  criminaljustice 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The strange case against David Lee Roth - The Morning Call
A woman is clogging the Lehigh County court system with divorce filings against David Lee Roth and there is nothing the legal system can do to stop her
themorningcall  davidleeroth  courtcases  courtsystem  legalsystem 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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