May 31, 2018

For decades, the Supreme Court has protected children from a variety of excesses and abuses in our justice system—but its work is not done.

On June 14, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to consider whether to take the case of Brendan Dassey—the intellectually impaired...

August 12, 2017

In 1967, Justice Abe Fortas and his magnum opus In re Gault transformed loose juvenile court proceedings into formal hearings that afforded children essential rights, forever altering the face of juvenile due process. Not since Gault and Miranda has there been a case s...

July 2, 2017

APPLETON - The federal appeals process has yet to play out, but it’s already clear that the murder case against Brendan Dassey is having a national impact on the criminal justice system.

Dassey won an important victory on June 22, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

August 12, 2016


If you watched “Making a Murderer,” the ten-episode Netflix documentary about the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, you were probably both transfixed and horrified by the scenes chronicling the police interrogation of 16-year-old Brendan Dassey. D...

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Dassey isn’t on Gov. Evers’ latest list of pardons. Here’s why Barry Scheck says he should be.

November 14, 2019

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