Brendan Dassey: A conversation with Wicklander-Zulawski

​Assembling a formidable Amici Curiae in support of Brendan Dassey, the Juvenile Law Center partnered with Wicklander-Zulawski and Law Professor Brandon Garrett in filing an unprecedented “friend of the court” brief ahead of the February 2017 oral argument in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Contributing expertise in the field of law, adolescent development, social science research and interrogation techniques, the Amici would be oft quoted in the decision to affirm the federal courts grant of habeas relief. With an en banc majority (4-3) reinstating Brendan’s conviction, the legal roadmap led to the United States Supreme Court where Wicklander-Zulawski joined eminent amicus curiae includin

Brendan Dassey: The Silence of Fox Hills

The boundary of winter fast approached Mishicot, Wisconsin on February 27th 2006. Six inches of snow clutched the earth as the temperature reached a frigid 12°f. Zealous law enforcement officials apprenticed by Calumet County DA Ken Kratz were to embark on a series of interrogations. Subjecting the socially limited Brendan Dassey to four interrogations across a forty-eight hour period. The inaugural interrogation having ceased at 2.14 pm resulted in Brendan at his request returning to 8th hour class. February 27th augured ill for the future of Dassey. Sans a Miranda warning, a foreboding beckoned at the hands of words yet to materialise ... yet to be guessed. Special prosecutor Ken Kratz, n

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