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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Jan 5, 2015
Jan 1, 2015
January 1, 2015 - Professor Alex Stein's article, "Catalogs" (with Gideon Parchomovsky) that will soon appear in the Columbia Law Review was listed among the ten best articles of the year 2014 by the influential Legal Theory Blog.
Dec 29, 2014
New York Times - Ellen C. Yaroshefsky, a specialist in legal ethics at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, said that lawyers at the outside firms could have alerted higher-ups inside G.M. or even law enforcement authorities about the Cobalt problem, but were not obligated to do so.
Dec 19, 2014
The move comes a day after Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the 10-jail lockup to announce the end of solitary confinement for 16- and 17-year-old inmates. This year, Professor Alex Reinert, along with the NYCLU, reached a settlement in a lawsuit in which the NY State Department of Community Corrections agreed to end solitary confinement in state prisons for juvenile, pregnant, and developmentally disabled or intellectually challenged prisoners.
Dec 19, 2014
Dec 18, 2014
ABC2 - The original Innocence Project was founded at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York in 1992, and it became an independent nonprofit in 2004.

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