Wrongful Convictions

Do innocent persons go to prison?

Do innocent persons go to prison?

All of the time. I often have this conversation with friends, family, neighbors, or random acquaintances, and I never cease...

DNA testing bill passes S.C. House and Senate

DNA testing bill passes S.C. House and Senate

The South Carolina Senate and the House of Representatives overrode the Governor’s veto of the DNA testing bill today. It’s...

DNA exonerations given attention by national media

DNA exonerations given attention by national media

CNN ran a story today on DNA exonerations in Texas, and the faulty eyewitness identifications that caused many of the...

California bans uncorroborated testimony by jailhouse snitches

California bans uncorroborated testimony by jailhouse snitches

From A Public Defender – California has passed a bill that will ban use of uncorroborated testimony from jailhouse informants...

Magicians and perception

Magicians and perception

An article today in the Boston Globe titled How Magicians Control Your Mind discusses what we can learn about perception...

Constitutional right to access evidence for DNA testing

Constitutional right to access evidence for DNA testing

Via Volokh.com: a federal district court in New York issued an opinion Monday in McKithen v. Brown, which held that...

A JonBenet Ramsey hypothetical

A JonBenet Ramsey hypothetical

12 years after the crime occurred and after Patsy Ramsey’s death from ovarian cancer, DNA evidence has exonerated the parents,...

DNA testing bill waiting for governor’s signature

DNA testing bill waiting for governor’s signature

The DNA testing bill did pass the South Carolina Senate and House after all, but has not been signed yet...

Texas 32, South Carolina 1

Texas 32, South Carolina 1

A death row inmate whose case inspired Texas’ sex offender registry laws is exonerated by DNA evidence. The real killer...

Bost . . . Texas Legal

Bost . . . Texas Legal

Grits for Breakfast has been tirelessly following the story of Charles Hood, convicted of rape and murder, and whose defense...