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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Oct 23, 2014
New York Law Journal - A letter by Matthew Bretton on Oct. 10 stating that Mexico Leasing, LLC v. Jones, 2014 NY Slip Op 51456(U) (App. Term 2nd Dep't. Sept. 29, 2014), is inconsistent with controlling authority (Third Lenox Terrace Associates v. Edwards, 91 A.D.3d 532, 937 N.Y.S.2d 41 (2012) and Jols Realty Corp. v. Nunez, 43 Misc.3d 129(a), 990 N.Y.S.2d 437 (App.Term 2nd Dep't. March 21, 2014)) and, thus, contributes to a perception of uncertainty about regulation is wrong on both counts.
Oct 15, 2014
Bloomberg View - Jean Tirole's Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences is being celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic by academics and economists.
Oct 13, 2014
Lexington Herald-Leader - Three years ago, cable titan John Malone — chairman of Liberty Global, the largest cable company in the world — said that when it comes to high-capacity data connections in the United States, "cable's pretty much a monopoly now."
Oct 6, 2014
USA Today - The National Academy of Sciences released a groundbreaking report Thursday that provides strong scientific confirmation and explanation of what we've long known about the reliability of eyewitness identifications: They're not nearly as reliable as we'd like to think.
Sep 22, 2014
The Daily Beast - While Congress votes this week on President Obama’s modest request for authority to train and equip Syrian rebels to battle ISIS on their territory, the legal debate most occupying the opinion columns remains more about what the President has not yet sought: broad authority to deploy American military force to seek out and destroy the terrorist group ourselves.
Sep 3, 2014
Huffington Post - A young unarmed black man is suspected of committing a petty theft, is confronted by a police officer and, trying to flee, he is shot in the head and killed. His grieving family and angered community turn to the legal system to vindicate his life; to stand for the idea that no system can be labeled a justice system if it ignores the killing of a young man merely on suspicion of a minor crime.

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