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2010-09-17 14:35:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Get your client a fair trial. That was just one of the messages that New York Times best-selling author and lawyer John Grisham wanted students at the Wake Forest University School of Law to take away from a Sept.

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2010-06-22 13:45:00

New York Governor David Paterson has proposed doubling the states's DNA database to include samples from even low-level offenders, making it the first state to collect and use evidence to help solve crimes and exonerate people that have been wrongly convicted.

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2009-06-18 14:47:01

The US Supreme Court ruled that convicted criminals do not have a constitutional right to obtain access to a state's biological evidence to conduct DNA testing when pursuing claims of innocence.

2009-03-02 16:15:00

- Investigation Discovery Given Exclusive Access to CIU as It Opens Cold Cases and Exonerates Innocent Men, Sometimes After Decades Behind Bars - SILVER SPRING, Md., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today the United States Supreme Court evaluates the constitutional right prisoners have to post-conviction DNA testing in the case of Osborne v.

2006-05-16 18:43:13

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tennessee's governor gave a 15-day reprieve on Tuesday to a convicted murderer just hours before his scheduled execution for killing a female U.S. Marine, giving his lawyers time to seek DNA testing they say could exonerate him. Democratic Gov.

2006-02-25 07:40:34

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - It is a damning indictment of the death penalty, and for Sunny Jacobs it is very personal. Not only did she spend 17 years on death row in a U.S.

2006-01-12 16:00:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new DNA test confirmed the guilt of a Virginia man who proclaimed his innocence up until his 1992 execution for rape and murder, the Virginia governor's office said on Thursday.

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2006-01-06 00:30:00

Virginia Governor Mark Warner said on Thursday he had ordered new DNA testing in the case of a man who was executed 12 years ago.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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