Laura Nirider on her Making a Murderer Live Event: 'Brendan Dassey is at the root of everything

The lawyer explains why she is touring in the UK, and why the discussion around false confessions must continue. So, you've binge watched Making a Murderer season two. And if you're anything like us, you went back and watched it again just days later, caught up in fits of outrage about justice, inequality and the dangers of the system. If you're looking for an outlet to vent and discuss (beyond Twitter and your friends down the pub), you're in luck. Brendan Dassey's indomitable counsels, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, will be appearing live in an in-conversation event, False Confessions: A Conversation with Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin. For those that haven't watched the series: a brief

Making a Murderer: How Brendan Dassey’s Case is Making a Difference

Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider talk about false confessions and the legal proceedings covered in the second season of “Making a Murderer.” When cases like Brendan Dassey’s are examined, many see a pressing need to rethink the definition of coercion and the law of voluntariness, especially in cases involving minors. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Jim Speta talks to Northwestern Law professors, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth attorneys, and Netflix stars Steven Drizin and Laura Niriderabout false confessions and the legal proceedings covered in the second season of “Making a Murderer.” They catch us up on what has happened in the Brendan Dassey case since season one and talk abou

Making a Murderer 2: Brendan Dassey’s lawyers arrive in the UK

Brendan Dassey was one of the subjects of the hit documentary series Making a Murderer. Now his real-life post-conviction lawyers have arrived in the UK to begin an ‘in conversation’ tour, starting with an event in Glasgow. Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin – two of the legal minds from the programme’s second series, which premiered in October on Netflix – intend to meet and talk to people across the country who, like them, were shocked at the conviction of the Wisconsin teen whom Nirider described as “mentally limited”. “It’s a chance for me to really engage with people of Scotland and elsewhere,” she said. “People who saw that videotape [of Dassey’s interrogation] just as I did and got just a

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