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Speaking at Harvard Law, "Making a Murderer" Attorney Dean Strang Highlights Our Troubling Rate of Wrongful Convictions--and Suggests a Solution
Lawyer, freelancer, writer
The vast majority of prosecutors are true professionals, keenly aware of their immense power and its consequent responsibility. They form accurate conclusions on guilt far more often than the converse. Still, cognitive bias and overconfidence touch us all.
A Congressional Fix to the Indigent Defense Crisis
Cara H. Drinan
Law Professor at the Catholic University of America in Washing...
In 1963, the United States Supreme Court held in
Gideon v. Wainwright
that poor criminal defendants are entitled to legal representation at the state's expense. Unfortunately, the vision of the
decision has never been realized at the state level.
Giant Settlement In New York Promises 'More Humane Justice System' For The Poor
Public Defense Reform Shows Both the Challenge and the Possibility of Post-Katrina New Orleans
Chief District Defender, Orleans Parish
Ten years after Katrina, the tension between reforming the city into something better still clashes with the powerful and innate human desire to return to the familiar, to reclaim what was lost, especially after the trauma of the worst disaster in U.S. history.
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