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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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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