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Forensic Science is Inaccurate, Biased and Affects Thousands of Cases

Forensic Science is Inaccurate, Biased and Affects Thousands of Cases Virginia was notified nine days prior to the scheduled execution of death row inmate Earl Washington that an innocent man was going to be put to death, according to Slate. Washington’s execution was halted when his lawyers found evidence that…>read more

No Comment June 11, 2014

First Living Organism with ‘Artificial’ DNA

First Living Organism with ‘Artificial’ DNA Scientists have created the first living organism containing artificial DNA. According to Fox News, the advance one day could lead to new antibiotics, vaccines and other medical products not possible with today’s bioscience. DNA is a molecule that encodes the…>read more

No Comment May 8, 2014

Activist Lawyer Asks Judge to Free Pet Chimpanzee

Activist Lawyer Asks Judge to Free Pet Chimpanzee Steven Wise originally hoped to file lawsuits on behalf of seven chimpanzees being held in captivity. Steven Wise, author of the book Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals, is now in the process of filing several unprecedented lawsuits…>read more

No Comment December 3, 2013

Supreme Court Approves Use of DNA Swabbing in Serious Arrests

Supreme Court Approves Use of DNA Swabbing in Serious Arrests The case was described by Justice Samuel Alito as “the most important criminal procedure case that this court has heard in decades”: does the Supreme Court affirm or deny the constitutionality of police swabbing for DNA during a routine arrest,…>read more

1 Comment June 3, 2013

Is Our DNA Protected Under the Fourth Amendment?

Is Our DNA Protected Under the Fourth Amendment? Is grabbing a suspect’s DNA profile on the same level as collecting his fingerprints? This issue has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled Monday to let Maryland’s Law stay in effect until they can consider the…>read more

No Comment July 31, 2012

Jenner Block Earns Major Pro Bono Victory; 12,000 Hours Spent on Latest Trial

Jenner Block Earns Major Pro Bono Victory; 12,000 Hours Spent on Latest Trial In recent weeks, a panel of Illinois appeals court judges reversed Juan Rivera’s 1993 conviction for raping and murdering 11-year-old baby sitter Holly Staker in Waukegan the previous year. The ruling (PDF) was a prominent pro bono victory for Jenner…>read more

Comments Off December 29, 2011

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup Good morning everyone! Today is Tuesday, September 28th. Here’s a quick look back at yesterday’s stories. The Innocence Project and Winston & Strawn LLP launched InnocenceRecord.org… The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) launched an initiative to increase…>read more

No Comment September 28, 2010

The Innocence Project and Winston & Strawn LLP Launch InnocenceRecord.org

The Innocence Project and Winston & Strawn LLP Launch InnocenceRecord.org Today, the Innocence Project and Winston & Strawn LLP launched InnocenceRecord.org. It is the first on-line, searchable database of the court records and other data of the cases of those who have been wrongfully convicted and later exonerated through DNA…>read more

No Comment September 27, 2010

Orange County Offers to Dimiss Misdemeanors for DNA

Orange County Offers to Dimiss Misdemeanors for DNA Orange County, California, has implemented a new program, offering to drop misdemeanor charges in exchange for a sample of your DNA and a $75 processing fee. Anyone accepting the deal walks out the same day without having to enter a…>read more

No Comment September 24, 2009

Job of the Day
Real Estate Attorney with 6+ years experience
USA-NJ-Roseland

Lowenstein Sandler is seeking a seasoned real estate attorney to join the Real Estate team in our Roseland office or New York office. Candidates should have 6+ years of broad-based general commercial ...