Cardozo Alumna Helps Innocence Project Win Michael Morton's Freedom After Wrongful Conviction



Oct 14, 2014

As a student in the Innocence Project clinic, Rachel Pecker '13 helped win Michael Morton's freedom after he spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The Innocence Project was started in 1992 at Cardozo Law by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. It pioneered the use of DNA evidence to prove the innocence of those who have been wrongly convicted.


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Dec 9, 2014
BBC Radio - Professor Ekow Yankah appears on BBC Radio to talk about the reasons the Grand Jury didn't bring charges in the Eric Garner case and whether the case will gain traction on the federal level.
Dec 9, 2014
610 CKTB (Niagara) - Professor Ekow Yankah speaks with Tim Denis on 610 CKTB (Niagara) on the Grand Jury system, the race/class element to recent cases involving police, on progress made in the realm of civil rights.
Dec 8, 2014
December 7, 2014 The New York Times -  To the Editor: “A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates” (news article, Nov. 22) reports on pioneering efforts in a few states to respond to vulnerable residents’ basic needs for legal assistance in the most critical civil actions involving child custody, shelter, safety, sustenance and health.
Dec 8, 2014
Fox Detroit - "These kinds of cases are different they have to be adjudicated outside of bankruptcy," said Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project. "And we're really open to trying to resolve this so that Walter and everybody else can move on with their lives."
Dec 8, 2014
Slate - Imagine if, as Cardozo Law School professor Richard A. Bierschbach has suggested, we had in place a “punishment budget.”
Dec 5, 2014
Background Briefing with Ian Masters - We begin with the continuing fallout from the failure to indict a white NYPD policeman who choked a black man to death in an incident that was recorded on video by a bystander.

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