What: “Prosecutorial Oversight: A National Dialogue in the Wake of Connick v. Thompson,” will bring nationally renowned experts on prosecutorial error and oversight to the University of Texas School of Law. The event is free and open to the public. Who: Speakers include Michael Morton, freed after 25 years in prison in Texas following DNA… » Continue Reading
Return to Law in the Public Interest feature story Claude Simmons Jr. and Christopher Scott spent 12 years in prison for a murder they did not commit. They insisted that they were innocent from their 1997 trial and conviction through their years in prison, claiming that the eyewitness who picked them out of a lineup… » Continue Reading
The Actual Innocence Clinic at The University of Texas School of Law has proved, in collaboration with The University of Texas-Arlington and the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, the innocence of a Dallas man who spent more than 12 years in Texas prisons for a murder he did not commit.