Tag Archive: wrongful conviction

Mar 06 2017

SCOTUS Changes Face of Criminal Trials With New Decision About Jurors and Race

The Supreme Court threw open the normally tightly-sealed doors of the jury room in overturning the conviction of Miguel Pena-Rodriguez in the case of Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado. In a 5-3 decision written by Justice Kennedy, the Court ruled that a juror’s racial basis in the jury room – which was only revealed to the public …

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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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Sep 20 2016

Pirate Trials Offer Insight Into Today’s Crimes

With the arrest of Ahmad Khan Rahami, Donald Trump was quick to lament that Rahami would get medical care and due process. His assertion was that our nation had gone soft and was not willing to deal with terrorism harshly enough. In prior elections, it would be shocking for a Presidential candidate to express being …

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