Category Archive: General

Oct 09 2016

Death of a Champion

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson passed away today at the age of 50 and as result the City of NY – no, the United States of America – lost one of the greatest champions of the wrongfully convicted. Ken was a sharp, brilliant lawyer who went from the US Attorney’s Office to leading a successful …

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Oct 04 2016

ABC’s New Show “Conviction” Is Guilty of Being Terrible

It would have been impossible to imagine say 5 years ago that the exoneration of the wrongfully convicted has become so mainstream and commonplace that it would be the subject of a network prime-time drama. But tonight, ABC unveiled “Conviction” starring Hayley Atwell in the lead role as a lawyer heading the NY County DA’s …

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Jul 11 2016

One Opinion Judge Ginsburg Should Have Kept to Herself

Disclaimer: The opinions in this blog post do not lessen my respect and admiration for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known as the Notorious RBG. That may not be rational but love is blind. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an interview in this Sunday’s NY Times stated that she and her husband would move …

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Mar 19 2016

Lots of Lawyers and Law Students Better Watch “Saul”

AMC’s “Better Call Saul”, the “Breaking Bad” spinoff, follows the back story of criminal defense lawyer Saul Goodman, played perfectly by Bob Odenkirk. And while the show is extremely entertaining, well written, and perfectly cast, in many ways it is one of the most accurate portrayals of what it really means to be a practicing …

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