Brendan Dassey: 2017 a Year to Forget?

The United States National Registry of Exonerations currently lists the number of exonerations (since 1989) at 2,145, equating to just over 18,750 years stolen from American innocents. Adding today’s exoneration of Kirstin Lobato to the count, with 17 years of wrongful incarceration, one can surmise that fatigued post-conviction litigators may detect a climate of attainable vindication for their wrongfully convicted clients. Equal Justice Under Law As organisations including the profoundly effective Innocence Project, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and Philadelphia’s Juvenile Law Center prepare to propel themselves into 2018 – we will bear witness to Steven Drizin, Laura Nirider, Ro

Official Statement: Brendan Dassey

We are profoundly disappointed by the decision of four judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to reverse two prior decisions and deny relief to Brendan Dassey. Like many around the globe, we share the view of the three judges who wrote, in dissent, that today's ruling represents a "profound miscarriage of justice." We intend to continue pursuing relief for Brendan, including through a petition for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court. Today's ruling contravenes a fundamental and time-honored postion of the United States Supreme Court; interrogation tactics that may not be coercive when applied to adults, are coercive when applied to children and the men

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