Mark GodseyDaniel P. & Judith L. Carmichael Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law; Director, Center for the Global Study of Wrongful Conviction; Director, Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence Project | Email | Profile
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Kana SasakuraAssociate Professor, Faculty of Law, Konan University; Visiting Scholar, University of Washington School of Law; Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW)
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Category Archives: Capital punishment
Here is a 25 minute interview with Debra Milke’s attorney.
It is fascinating and riveting.
And keep in mind, while you watch this, that our justice system did this.
See our previous post on the Milke case here.
And thank you to Camille Tilley for posting this in the comments. I felt it deserved ‘headline’ status.
Mara Leveritt is an Arkansas journalist and author with whom you may already be familiar. She wrote the book Devil’s Knot that chronicles the story of the West Memphis Three, and which was subsequently made into a critically acclaimed movie.
She has recently written an article for the Daily Beast outlining her personal attempts to get the Arkansas Supreme Court to take some kind of action against a prosecutor who convicted, and sentenced to death, an innocent person by withholding evidence from the defense. Her efforts have so far been in vain.
See Mara Leveritt’s article here.
Camille Tilley, whose daughter Courtney was wrongfully convicted in Maricopa County, was kind enough to post a link to the lawsuit recently brought by Debra Milke against a number of Phoenex and Maricopa County, AZ officials regarding her wrongful conviction for the murder of her 4 1/2 year-old son. This post was contained in a comment to our recent story about the Debra Milke case.
If you haven’t had a chance to read the lawsuit, I think it deserves some special comment. You can access it directly here: Debra Milke-lawsuit. It’s very interesting to note that Milke is represented in her suit by the firm of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin. You probably know that Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck are the founders of the original Innocence Project.
I’ve read the suit, and if you think this kind of thing can’t happen to you, you need to read it too. It reads like a bad crime novel, but the really scary part is that it actually happened, and the people who are supposed to be the “good guys” are actually the criminals. Joe or Jane citizen has absolutely no defense against this.
The official misconduct in this case is sordid, stomach turning. Could it possibly be that this case, and this suit, will be the crowbar that finally pries the lid off the slimy justice system snake pit called Maricopa County?
- Prosecutor in charge of Willingham case in Texas (innocent man wrongfully executed in 2004) charged by bar association with misconduct in the case
- The California Supreme Court agrees to rehear case of William Richards, who California Innocence Project says was wrongfully convicted on junk science
- Jailhouse snitch testimony is backfiring
- More conservatives support abolition of death penalty
- Angel Gonzalez exonerated in Illinois yesterday, after 20 years behind bars for a rape he didn’t commit; Innocence Project press release here
- Texas Tech approves honorary degree for deceased exoneree Timothy Cole
- Commentary: Wrongful convictions point to bad policing, racism
- More evidence that when Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham, they executed an innocent man
- More on the Tiena Pora exoneration in New Zealand
- Virginia prosecutor responsible for Michael Hash wrongful conviction faces bar inquiry as to whether he misled jury in that case
- A state rep. in Illinois seeks to reinstate death penalty in that state
- California hires a former prosecutor who allegedly committed misconduct leading to 3 wrongful convictions, to train lawyers in ethic litigation before the state bar panel
- Bill introduced to overhaul Oregon’s post-conviction DNA testing law
- In Kentucky, DNA results may clear defendants in what prosecutors labeled “Satanic murder”