Jonathan Oberman, a professor who trains public defenders at Cardozo Law School, also scoffs at Vance’s reasoning. “There are conflicting stories from a witness?” he says. “Okay — then just apply the same standard to poor and low-income people and let them derive the same benefit.”
March 15, 2018 - In the Independent, Professor Ekow Yankah says that prosecutorial and police miscounduct are larger underlying issues in many wrongful conviction cases.
"It is a 'long-term' problem Mr. Yankah said, noting that there are political and litigation-related ways to make prosecutors 'live up to their obligations.'"
The article looks at the record number of people exonerated for crimes they did not commit because of official police, prosecutorial, or government official misconduct.