March 2015 archive

Mar 19

Connecticut Supreme Court Exonerates Nicholas M. Menditto And Opens Door To Overturning Thousands Of Marijuana Convictions

Seated, L to R: Justice Richard N. Palmer, Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers, Justice Peter T. Zarella. Standing, L to R: Justice Carmen E. Espinosa, Justice Andrew J. McDonald, Justice Dennis G. Eveleigh, Justice Richard A. Robinson, Senior Justice Christine S. Vertefeuille.

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ordered erasure of Nicholas M. Menditto’s two convictions in 2009 related to his possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana. The Court ruled that Connecticut’s 2011 law decriminalizing possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana retroactively applies to pre-July 2011 convictions. Menditto was 25 when he pled guilty …

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Mar 17

53,000 Copies Of “Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s Unreasonable Conviction” Downloaded From Justice Denied’s Website

More than 53,000 copies of the book Kirstin Blaise Lobato’s Unreasonable Conviction — Possibility of Guilt Replaces Proof Beyond A Reasonable Doubt have been downloaded at no charge from Justice Denied’s website.*   The book details how Kirstin Lobato has twice been convicted of a July 8, 2001 Las Vegas homicide when the prosecution doesn’t …

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Mar 16

1,317 Exonerations In China In 2014

Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice of China’s Supreme People’s Court delivering his 2014 Report to the National People’s Congress in Beijing on March 12, 2015 (Xie Huanchi, Xinhua)

There were 1,317 exonerations in China by courts nationwide in 2014. On March 12, 2015 Zhou Qiang, Chief Justice of China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC), delivered a report on the state of the nation’s courts during the 12th National People’s Congress in Beijing. Zhou reported there were 1,317 exonerations nationwide, and reasserted his commitment to …

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Mar 13

Taquala Monique Howse Acquitted By Iowa Appeals Court Of Her Stun Gun Being Dangerous Weapon

Lipstick tube stun gun sold by Walmart.

The Iowa Court of Appeals acquitted Taquala Monique Howse on March 11, 2015 of carrying a dangerous weapon for having a small stun gun in her purse. On June 23, 2013 Waterloo, Iowa Police Officer Kyle Jurgensen responded to a call that a suspected shoplifter had been detained at the local Walmart store. The detained …

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