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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Dec 5, 2014
Background Briefing with Ian Masters - We begin with the continuing fallout from the failure to indict a white NYPD policeman who choked a black man to death in an incident that was recorded on video by a bystander.
Dec 5, 2014
New York Times - Jessica A. Roth, a former assistant United States attorney who teaches law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and has written about entrapment, said prosecutors are arguing that “these are real criminals who are engaged in this conduct on an ongoing basis, and that the agents are actually stopping future crimes by catching them in this controlled way.”
Dec 4, 2014
December 4, 2014 BBC News - Watch Professor Ekow Yankah on BBC News speak on the Eric Garner case, discussing subjects such as the possibility of a federal case being successful, a retraining program for the NYPD, the race/class element to the case, and clarifying the Grand Jury system. 
Dec 4, 2014
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) announced the winners of its 2015 awards for excellence in legal education. The awards are hosted by several sections of the association which are organized around various academic disciplines and topics of interest.
Dec 4, 2014
Washington Post - Likewise, Harvard law professor Susan Crawford has called for a “public option” for the Internet, citing the digital divide between socioeconomic classes and noting that the United States lags behind much of the world in high-speed Internet access.
Dec 4, 2014
Associated Press - Ekow N. Yankah, a professor at Cardozo School of Law, agreed that, "It is hard to understand how a jury doesn't see any probable cause that a crime has been committed or is being committed when looking at that video, especially."

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