Wrongful Convictions

DOJ and FBI will review thousands of convictions for flawed forensic evidence

DOJ and FBI will review thousands of convictions for flawed forensic evidence

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Justice Department and FBI will review thousands of cases to determine whether...

State v. Liverman – Neil v. Biggers hearing is necessary even if the eyewitness knows the defendant

State v. Liverman – Neil v. Biggers hearing is necessary even if the eyewitness knows the defendant

In State v. Liverman, decided June 6, 2012, the S.C. Supreme Court overruled McLeod v. State, 260 S.C. 445, 196...

the Real CSI

the Real CSI

It’s taken a few months for me to get around to watching this; but it is definitely worth watching for...

D.C. defense lawyer convicted of fabricating evidence

D.C. defense lawyer convicted of fabricating evidence

D.C. criminal defense lawyer Charles Daum was convicted at a bench trial on Friday of charges related to manufacturing evidence...

Wrong man executed

Wrong man executed

Stories of exonerations of wrongfully convicted persons, some who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit,...

Crash the system

Crash the system

“The system of mass incarceration depends almost entirely on the cooperation of those it seeks to control.” A NY Times...

Troy Davis executed

Troy Davis executed

Troy Davis was killed at 11:08 PM last night. He was murdered by justices of the United States Supreme Court,...

Not guilty in Georgetown, S.C.

Not guilty in Georgetown, S.C.

Congratulations to attorneys John Hilliard and Julia Bass and their client who got a directed verdict of not guilty of...

Taking the long road home

Taking the long road home

Roger Bostick was charged with murder in Jasper County, S.C. in March 1999, and was convicted at trial in September...

Speaking out about injustice

Speaking out about injustice

When I see injustice, and especially when I see it happening in a courtroom, I feel alternately enraged, disappointed, saddened,...