Man released from prison after overturned life sentence

Intellectual Disability Cited in Death Row Inmate's Appeal  The New York Times

Texas Atty's Vacated Forgery Conviction Makes Suit Timely  Law360

Curtis Flowers post-conviction relief appeal dismissed as moot  WJTV

Judge denies request for post-conviction relief from man convicted of 2015 kidnapping  Williston Daily Herald

Nebraska Supreme Court upholds dismissal of DNA challenge in North Platte murder case  Scottsbluff Star Herald

Former teacher appealing Outagamie County child sex assault conviction  WBAY

Opinions Feb. 19, 2020  Indiana Lawyer

Missouri Supreme Court sets execution date for Ozark murder convict  KSHB

Opinions Feb. 7, 2020  Indiana Lawyer

'I am certainly feeling bad': Confession letters spur JPSO to reopen homicide case

Court denies new trial for Mablin  Clinton Herald

Murder sentence cut by 15 years | News  Rutland Herald

Former Gary cop says he doesn’t recall content of convicted quintuple killer’s confession  Chicago Tribune

Florida AG denies reparations for wrongfully convicted Jacksonville man  The Ledger

Man convicted of quintuple murder says his confession to Gary police was a lie to protect family  Chicago Tribune

Morrisroe's appeal lawyer files 'no merit' brief with court, asks to withdraw  Bradford Era

Chandra Bozleko: Don’t be anyone’s Valentine  Columbia Daily Herald

Conviction reversed for man serving life in California Borough homicide  Observer-Reporter

Man seeks to have conviction overturned because of now-dead man's taped confession to killing 5

Florida attorney general denies reparations for wrongfully convicted Jacksonville man  The Florida Times-Union

Bridgewater: Convicted murderer loses appeal in 2009 Bradley Gardens slaying  My Central Jersey

Man Accused Of Taking Purse From Cart At Walmart Loses Appeal Of Jury’s Ruling  1380 KCIM

Holly Grim’s alleged killer has new attorneys, and his trial is unlikely to start next month

Man seeks to have conviction overturned  The Herald

Supreme Court Calendar: February 2020  Minnesota Lawyer

Philly DA Reviewing New DNA Evidence in Infamous 1988 Child Murder  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Tennessee Executes Convicted Killer Who Saved the Lives of 3 Corrections Officers  KTLA Los Angeles

Philadelphia/Rally to free Mumia highlights exonerations of unfairly convicted Black men  Workers World

Arkansas Supreme Court Clears the Way for Polk County Death Row Inmate's Execution  The Mena Star

After 25 years in prison, N.J. men to walk free as prosecutors drop murder charges  WHYY

After 25 years, prosecutors drop case against 2 N.J. men serving life for murder

A 42-year inmate’s choice: Exoneration fight or ‘deal with the devil’ for freedom  The Washington Post

'Cleveland Mike' will get new murder trial  Chronicle Telegram

Pscholka-Gartner announces candidacy for Richland County Probate Court judge  Richland Source

Flowers' appeal for relief ruled moot  Gwcommonwealth

Opinions Jan. 28. 2020  Indiana Lawyer

Opinions Feb. 13, 2020  Indiana Lawyer

Indiana Court decisions – Jan. 15-29, 2020  Indiana Lawyer

Jeff Pelley murder case: Prosecutors say teen killed his family in an argument over prom  CBS News

A White Supremacist Was Convicted Of Killing Two Men Who Stood Up To Him On A Portland Train  BuzzFeed News

Right to Counsel Not Violated by Ineffective Assistance  Bloomberg Law

Trump Judge Ignores Sentencing Error to Require Man to Spend 10 More Years in Prison: Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears  People For the American Way

Portman's bipartisan bill would give human trafficking survivors another chance  Ripon Advance

Davenport police arrest parolee on meth and gun charges  Quad City Times

Court of Appeals reverses part of Nobles County decision  The Globe

Life on the outside: Indiana exonerees face challenges after wrongful convictions  WTHR

Nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County will be dismissed, district attorney says  CNN

Opinions Feb. 21, 2020  Indiana Lawyer

Higher court affirms LoVan's post-conviction relief denial | The Globe  The Globe

Former life coach serving prison for sex assaults seeking post conviction relief  New Jersey Herald

5 Things to Know About Central Florida's Community Bail Fund  News 13 Orlando

Man convicted twice in Grand Forks murder appeals for post-conviction relief  INFORUM

Opinions Jan. 30, 2020  Indiana Lawyer

SCOV Law Blog: The right to a defender for pro se petitions for post-conviction relief

Healing continues 30 years after prom night murders  WCBI

Wilkes-Barre woman sentenced in newborn’s death  Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Judge denies plea from Hamilton Co. death row inmate for post-conviction relief  WTVC

Royer post-conviction relief hearing to resume at later date  South Bend Tribune

ACLU files Wabash County Jail overcrowding suit  Indiana Lawyer


Windham County murderers seek post-conviction relief  Brattleboro Reformer

AG to Provide Bright-Line Rules for Post-Conviction Relief Cases  Immigration Blog

Letters to the Editor: Fund to help Confederate Home residents  Charleston Post Courier

After post-conviction relief, man to leave jail after 18 years via plea agreement  KATU

Unger can seek modification of life sentence in officer's murder  Herald-Mail Media

The 11 Criminals Granted Clemency by Trump Had One Thing in Common: Connections  The New York Times

Therapist that Sexually Assaulted Local Boys Seeks Post-conviction Relief | Sarah the Web Girl  KFI AM 640

Man who pleaded guilty for Sunhouse convenience store murder files for post-conviction relief  WBTW

Man who murdered Gary officer withdraws petition for post-conviction relief

Meek Mill to get new trial and judge, Pennsylvania appeals court rules  CNN

State-federal task forces are out of control  The Washington Post

Justices grant transfer, allow PCR case from second appeal  Indiana Lawyer

Justices turn down opioid lawsuit, challenge to ultrasound law  SCOTUSblog

Calling himself a 'Trumpocrat,' an unbowed Blagojevich thanks the president  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Argument preview: Justices to consider when a Rule 59 motion is actually a second-or-successive habeas petition  SCOTUSblog

Court Says Murderer Who Briefly 'Died' Still Needs To Complete Life Sentence  NPR

Missouri Supreme Court denies appeal by death row inmate convicted of Jefferson City murder  Jefferson City News Tribune

Congestion pricing doubts grow — AG moves to sue city over taxi medallions — ICE bigwig blasts license law  Politico

Argument analysis: Justices seem likely to side with Texas prisoner in important habeas case  SCOTUSblog

A Murder Conviction Was Overturned Using DNA and a Family Tree  TIME

Methodist split: conservative event organizers respond to critics

Steven Avery's attorney files latest appeal

The Jury Said He Killed Her Daughter. She Helped Clear His Name.  The New York Times

Post-conviction relief is an option for those convicted in South Carolina.  Myrtle Beach Sun News

Jerry Sandusky denied break, is resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison again  PennLive

Judge allows some additional discovery in 'Innocent Man' case, but denies request to depose alternate suspect  Enid News & Eagle

Christensen's post-conviction relief motion denied, appeal filed  Amery Free Press

An inmate claimed his life sentence ended when he died and was revived. Nice try, court rules.  Washington Post

Appeals court rejects belated post-conviction appeal  Indiana Lawyer

Nebraska death row inmate's post-conviction motion sat idle for 2 years after judge retired  Lincoln Journal Star

Exoneree Christopher Tapp suing Idaho Falls Police Department after wrongful murder conviction

Nebraska Supreme Court to consider appeal filed by convicted murderer, Jeff Hessler  Scottsbluff Star Herald

Court of Appeals upholds district court decision in stalking case  Brainerd Dispatch

Man convicted of killing Upstate rapper in 2014 challenging conviction  FOX Carolina

Jerry Sandusky takes appeal of molestation conviction to US court  PennLive

Scotts Bluff man loses his appeal for postconviction relief  KSNB Local 4

New trial for man convicted in 2014 Missoula murder denied  KPAX-TV

Monterey man ordered released from prison after 1985 murder conviction overturned on DNA evidence  The Mercury News

Lyons man's conviction stands for grabbing women at Lincoln bar, judge decides  Lincoln Journal Star