On a Thursday evening:
- Another man who spent time on death row (this time in Ohio) was exonerated after a judge found that prosecutors withheld evidence from his attorneys that could have exonerated him.
- TL;DR: Lawyer submits a graphic novel amicus brief [PDF] after the judge gives him only 5 pages (via the new and local Federal Prisons Blog authored by friend-of-this-blog-although-he-doesn’t-know-it Todd Bussert). The ABA has more here.
- The Oregon Federal Defenders office has released its latest edition of ‘Developments in Federal Search and Seizure Law‘ [PDF], which is a must read primer or refresher for us practitioners.
- The Supreme Court’s new agent is helping the Court get better, higher profile cases.
- A wonderful opinion piece in the NYT titled ‘The Living Death of Solitary Confinement’.
- Chandra Bozelko, an inmate at CT’s prison for women, has this lengthy piece at the New Haven Independent on life and love on the inside.
- Did you know that there’s a statute that allows school bus drivers to write down your license plate number and then the cops can send you a summons? Neither did I.
- Yes, Dorothy, these are the idiots who will decide whether you spend the rest of your life behind bars.
- 8 judicial opinions citing to Star Trek.
The more you know…