Monthly Archive: May 2017

May 29

23 Appointees For Calif. Judgeships Include Corporate Lawyers And Prosecutors

California Governor Jerry Brown (State of Calif.)

California Governor Jerry Brown appointed 23 Superior Court judges on May 22, 2017. Nineteen of the 23 were working for a government related agency at the time of their appointment. Of the four who weren’t, three worked for corporate law firms that could be expected to have political connections. One was a sole practitioner in …

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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 26

Helena Baba Acquitted of Misusing Private School’s Money

SRS Datuk Simon Fung, a private school in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Helena Baba has been acquitted by Malaysia’s Court of Appeal of her 2015 convictions of misusing money belonging to a private school in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. In 2005 Baba was a 30-year-old clerk at SRS Datuk Simon Fung, a private school in Kota Kinabalu. Ten years later, on July 15, 2015, Baba was convicted …

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May 21

Justice Denied Issue 67 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 67

Issue 67 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 67 includes the following articles: 21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing Annie Dookhan’s Eight Year Rampage Of Faking Scientific Evidence Was Aided By The Legal System Innocents Database Was Started 20 Years Ago, On February …

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May 17

Judge William Kephart Is Charged With Publicly Interfering In Kirstin Lobato Case

Las Vegas Tribune’s front page for May 17, 2017 issue.

“Judge William Kephart Is Charged With Publicly Interfering In Kirstin Lobato Case,” is the lead news story on the front page of the Las Vegas Tribune’s May 17, 2017 issue. The news story details that five misconduct charges have been filed against Clark County District Court Judge William Kephart by the Nevada Commission on Judicial …

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May 11

Annie Dookhan’s Eight Year Rampage Of Faking Scientific Evidence To Convict Innocent People Was Aided By The Legal System

Annie Dookhan after her arrest in Sept. 2012 (David L Ryan -- Boston Globe, 2012)

Justice Denied Editorial Annie Dookhan’s saga of sabotaging more than twenty-one thousand criminal cases in Massachusetts during the eight years she “worked” as a chemist in the Hinton State Laboratory is chronicled in Justice Denied’s article, “21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing” (May 6, 2017). From her hiring in 2003 …

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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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May 01

62% Of Criminal Appeals In Vanuatu Result In Ruling For Defendant

Court of Appeal of Vanuatu

Sixty-two percent of all criminal appeals in Vanuatu from 1997 to 2016 resulted in a ruling favorable to the defendant by the Court of Appeal. Vanuatu is a Pacific island nation, about 1,100 miles northeast of Australia. It has a population of less than 300,000 on its 82 islands. Vanuatu was a co-British/French colony known …

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