Format: 2014-12
Jul 10, 2014
Cardozo alumna Rachel Pecker '13 worked on the case as a student and intern in the Innocence Project. Here, she recounts her experience on the case, and what it was like to be there when Morton was freed.
Jun 12, 2014
Public defenders from around the country are gathering at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from June 8 to 13, 2014, to train in the most current complex forensic science issues. Cardozo Law and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) hosted the inaugural, first-of-its-kind NACDL-Cardozo Law National Forensic College (NFC), with an aim in ultimately significantly decreasing the number of people incarcerated via wrongful convictions.
Apr 17, 2014 - That kind of bias not only contributes to guilty verdicts for the innocent, it tilts the playing field toward death, particularly for defendants of color.
Dec 19, 2013
Associated Press - Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, said although Richardson's case is closed, the group would continue to seek to have the DNA results put into a state database in hopes of finding Reyes' killer.
Dec 5, 2013
CNN - Like nearly all the 311 DNA exonerations in the United States, Morton's story exposes enormous flaws in the criminal justice system. Morton almost certainly would have never been convicted if the prosecutor had not failed to turn over critical evidence pointing to his innocence.
Mar 11, 2013
Michael Morton and Cynthia May Chessman politely told the approximately 200 guests invited to their wedding on Saturday to resist giving them gifts. Instead, they asked relatives and friends to donate to the Innocence Project, the nonprofit group founded at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University that uses DNA evidence to free the wrongfully convicted from prison.