Friday

Don't say I didn't tell you so...

Recently proposed federal legislation would effectively remove a safety net in the judicial system--habeus review of state cases...



This from Kentucky...

"The success that some people have had in terms of challenging their convictions because of DNA evidence is sort of being turned against the general population of people who are seeking habeas review" based on other grounds, Abramson said.

Proving innocence "seems to be the relatively narrow channel that's going to be left if this act passes," he said.

Hello? Didn't I go on at great length about the danger of shifting the paradigm from reasonable doubt to demonstrable innocence?

2 comments:

Mieke said...

That was a great article. I remember reading it when it was first published. I want to read the other one the article mentioned about defending someone you know is guilty.

I really enjoy reading your blog.

Lalitha Saraswathi said...

Hi,
Your articles are really good and informative.Enjoyed reading them.