- Maine law makers consider expanding timeframe for inmates to bring innocence petitions with new evidence beyond current one-year limit; prosecutors oppose.
- New study suggests that when indigent defendants get to choose their public defender, the system works better
- A new bill under consideration in Montana would require prosecutors to tell defendants that they plan to use an incentivized witness and the terms of the deal made in exchange for testimony. It also would allow defense counsel to request a pre-trial hearing where a judge can weigh the credibility of the testimony and if there is enough other evidence to corroborate the witness’ story. The judge could then choose to bar the testimony as inadmissible or issue a jury instruction, similar to how courts currently review the credibility of some scientific witnesses before a trial starts.
- Dallas’ exonerees mission to free the wrongfully convicted is the focus of a new film
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 Order Here
Justin BrooksProfessor, California Western School of Law; Director, California Innocence ProjectOrder his book Wrongful Convictions Cases & Materials 2d ed. here
Cheah Wui LingAssistant Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Daniel EhighaluaNigerian Barrister
Jessica S. HenryAssociate Professor of Justice Studies, Montclair University
Carey D. HoffmanDirector of Digital Communications, Ohio Innocence Project@OIPCommunicati1
Shiyuan HuangAssociate Professor, Shandong University Law School; Visiting Scholar, University of Cincinnati College of Law
C Ronald HuffProfessor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology, University of California-Irvine
Phil LockeScience and Technology Advisor, Ohio Innocence Project and Duke Law Wrongful Convictions Clinic
Dr. Carole McCartneyReader in Law, Faculty of Business and Law, Northumbria University
Nancy PetroAuthor and Advocate Order her book False Justice here
Kana SasakuraProfessor, Faculty of Law, Konan University Innocence Project Japan
Dr. Robert SchehrProfessor, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University; Executive Director, Arizona Innocence Project
Ulf StridbeckProfessor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Martin YantAuthor and Private Investigator Order his book Presumed Guilty here
Is it common pratice(s) for a lawyer (paid or court-appointed) to fail to…
Mention who made the allegation?
File for a speedy trial?
Question witnesses, including my main witness?
Collect evidence, especially when whereabouts was known?
Subpoena my main witness? (He told me clearly he had.)
Request a continuance when he knew his client was under the influence of a sleep aid? (Why didn’t the court request a continuance whe informed?)
Why would the court dismiss an appeal without counsel being notified or present at the hearing?