Cardozo Alumna Helps Innocence Project Win Michael Morton's Freedom After Wrongful Conviction



Oct 14, 2014

As a student in the Innocence Project clinic, Rachel Pecker '13 helped win Michael Morton's freedom after he spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The Innocence Project was started in 1992 at Cardozo Law by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. It pioneered the use of DNA evidence to prove the innocence of those who have been wrongly convicted.


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Jun 25, 2014
New York Times - The program “marks a sea change in the quality and quantity of justice that will be afforded to New York City’s immigrants,” said Peter L. Markowitz, a Cardozo School of Law professor who has helped lead the initiative.
Jun 25, 2014
New York Times - For too many years our nation’s discourse around immigration has been distorted by anti-immigrant activists who have advanced bold but regressive state immigration policies. State laws in Arizona and elsewhere have powerfully, but inaccurately, framed the immigration issue through the lenses of criminality and terrorism.
Jun 23, 2014
Human Rights in Ecuador Supports Appeal Against Decree on Asylum June 17, 2014 Ecuavisa - The organization Human Rights Watch ( HRW ) today presented a paper before the Constitutional Court of Ecuador by supporting the use of two organizations of the court in order to get a decree regulating the granting of asylum in the country is invalidated, the bank said in U.S.
Jun 23, 2014
HolaCiudad! - HRW filed with the Constitutional Court of Ecuador a 'memorial amicus curiae "along with Clinic Genocide and Human Rights of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, which asserts that the decree violates" international legal obligations Ecuador to protect refugees and asylum seekers.
Jun 20, 2014
New York Law Journal - The Court of Appeals has upheld a burglary conviction that required it to review—for the first time since 1878— whether breaking into a non-residential part of a building that has residential units qualifies as a break-in of a dwelling.
May 23, 2014

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