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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 moreNo Comment June 11, 2014
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 moreNo Comment May 8, 2014
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 moreNo Comment December 3, 2013
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 more1 Comment June 3, 2013
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 moreNo Comment July 31, 2012
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 moreComments Off December 29, 2011
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 moreNo Comment September 28, 2010
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 moreNo Comment September 27, 2010
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 moreNo Comment September 24, 2009
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