Monthly Archive: June 2016

Jun 26

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Expert Testimony By Skype Violates Right To Confront Witness

District Judge Samuel L. Winder (Albuquerque Journal)

The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled the remote two-way video testimony of an expert by Skype violated the federal constitutional right of a defendant to confront that expert in court. The body of 28-year-old Guadalupe Ashford was found on June 3, 2010 near at the edge of an abandoned apartment complex’s parking lot in …

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Jun 21

Michigan’s Pending Compensation Law Is Anti-Exoneree Political Window Dressing

Michigan’s Pending Compensation Law Is Anti-Exoneree Political Window Dressing Justice Denied Editorial June 21, 2016 The Michigan State Senate has passed 37 to 0 a bill that provides as little money as possible to a select group of exonerated persons — while leaving the majority of exonerated persons out to dry with nothing.[n.1] Senate Bill …

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Jun 16

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Prosecutor Cannot Later Be Judge In Case

Terrance Williams (PA DOC)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 9, 2016 that the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause requires the recusal of a judge who was previously involved in the prosecution of a case. Terrance Williams was 18 in 1984 when he was charged along with Marc C. Draper in the beating death of Amos Norwood in …

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Jun 08

$369 Million Compensation Awarded In 2014 And 2015 To Wrongly Convicted In U.S.

$369 Million Compensation Awarded In 2014 And 2015 To Wrongly Convicted In U.S. By Hans Sherrer June 8, 2016 More than $369 million was awarded in 2014 and 2015 to people who were wrongly convicted and imprisoned in the United States. In 2014 $236,202,782 was awarded to 38 people who were imprisoned for 452 years. …

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Jun 01

Man Exonerated Of Non-existent Sexual Assault Can Sue Lawyer For Legal Malpractice

Jorge F. Coombs (ylslegal.com)

U.S. District Judge Jerome Simandle is allowing a legal malpractice lawsuit to go to trial that was filed by Carlos Efrain Lopez-Siguenza against the lawyer who represented him at the time he was convicted in 2004 of a sexual assault that didn’t happen. Carlos Lopez-Siguenza was an El Salvadorian national living as a Legal Permanent …

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