Category Archive: Habeas Corpus

Jun 14

Chimps Kiko And Tommy Denied Habeas Corpus Relief In New York

Kiko at the nonprofit Primate Sanctuary in Niagara Falls, NY in July 2013 (AP)

A New York appeals court has unanimously affirmed a lower court’s denials of habeas corpus petitions that sought the relocation of two chimpanzees, Kiko and Tommy, by their forcible removal from their current owners. Kiko and Tommy are represented by The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) based in Coral Springs, Florida, which argues that chimps have …

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May 27

8,540 Cases Now In Innocents Database

The Innocents Database now includes 8,540 cases: 5,430 from the U.S., and 3,010 from 117 other countries. The database includes 4,603 U.S. cases from 2017 to 1989, when the first DNA exoneration occurred. The Innocents Database is the world’s largest database of exonerated persons, and it includes all identifiable exonerations in the United States, as …

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May 06

21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing

21,587 drug related convictions were vacated by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on April 19, 2017. The Court also ordered dismissal of the cases. It was by far the most exonerations on a single day in United States history. The prosecution of all the cases relied on a “drug certificate” signed by Annie Dookhan, a …

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Apr 17

Cecilia Becomes First Non-Human Person Freed By Habeas Corpus From Illegal Imprisonment

Cecilia at her new home in the sanctuary of large apes in Sorocaba, Brazil on 4-12-2017 (EFE - Fernando Bizerra Jr)

Cecilia, a chimpanzee in Argentina, has become the first non-human person in the world freed from illegal imprisonment by the granting of a writ of habeas corpus. On April 5, 2017 Cecilia arrived at the Sanctuary of Large Apes in Sorocaba, Brazil. She was transported from the zoo in Mendoza, Argentina were a judge ruled …

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Mar 23

Federal Judge Gloria Navarro Has Declared Kirstin Lobato Is Innocent

Las Vegas Tribune front page article on March 22, 2017

The Las Vegas Tribune’s published on the front page of its March 22, 2017 issue, “Federal Judge Gloria Navarro has declared Kirstin Lobato is innocent.” The article was written by Hans Sherrer, Justice Denied’s editor and publisher. The article can be read on the LV Tribune’s website at, LasVegasTribune.net. The article explains that U.S. District …

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Feb 16

Federal Court Is The Death Zone For Innocent State Prisoners

Federal court is the place where an innocent state prisoner goes as a last resort when the highest court in their state has denied justice. It is common to hear people assert a prisoner will finally get justice when they gets out of what is viewed as a state court system rigged to protect shady …

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Feb 01

Innocents Database Was Started 20 Years Ago, On February 1, 1997

By Hans Sherrer Feb. 1, 2017 The first entries were made in the Innocents Database on February 1, 1997. Today, twenty years later, it is the only database in the world that strives to include every identifiable exoneration in the United States, as well as internationally. The database is accessible from Justice Denied’s homepage. The …

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Jan 08

Innocence Project Agrees To Represent Kirstin Lobato

The Innocence Project in New York has agreed to represent Kirstin Lobato pro bono for the district court proceedings ordered by the Nevada Supreme Court in its November 23, 2016 ruling on her habeas corpus petition appeal. Prominent Las Vegas attorney David Chesnoff has agreed to serve pro bono as Ms. Lobato’s local counsel. Chesnoff’s …

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Nov 30

Nevada Supreme Court “Politicians” Sold Out To The DA In Kirstin Lobato Ruling

Las Vegas Tribune’s front page for Nov. 30, 2016 issue

The Las Vegas Tribune’s lead article on the front page of its November 30, 2016 issue is, “Nevada Supreme Court “Politicians” Sold Out To The DA In Kirstin Lobato Ruling.” The article was written by Hans Sherrer, Justice Denied’s editor and publisher. The article can be read on the LV Tribune’s website at, LasVegasTribune.net. On …

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Nov 27

Kirstin Lobato’s Habeas Case Sent Back To District Court By Nevada Supreme Court

On November 23, 2016 the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that Kirstin Lobato’s habeas corpus case will be returned to the district court for an evidentiary hearing and consideration of her actual innocence claim. Ms. Lobato was convicted in October 2006 of charges related to the death of homeless Duran Bailey in a Las Vegas bank’s …

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