Clinton Young Granted Evidentiary Hearing Over Whether David Page Provided False Testimony At Trial

*UPDATE* Clinton Young's Evidentiary Hearing has now been set for some time in September, 2020. The 385th District Court in Midland. TX, has granted Clinton Young an Evidentiary Hearing. The order, dated April. 24, designated the 'following issue of fact to be resolved.' Whether David Page provided false testimony at Applicant's trial within the meaning … Continue reading Clinton Young Granted Evidentiary Hearing Over Whether David Page Provided False Testimony At Trial

Daniel Holtzclaw Speaks Out

Author's Note: I had originally decided to hold this article for various reasons. However, I do feel that any coverage that can bring awareness is a good thing, so I am releasing it a week after it was originally written. I attempted to update, but pardon any discrepancies I might have missed. Faithful followers of … Continue reading Daniel Holtzclaw Speaks Out

Marcellus Williams: Board Of Inquiry Set To Meet With State And Defence Attorneys In June

Since Missouri Governor Eric Greitens stayed the execution of Marcellus Williams in August of last year, news from Greitens' elected Board of Inquiry has been slow to materialise. No longer. Carol Jackson—a former judge at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and appointed chairwoman of a board consisting of 5 retired … Continue reading Marcellus Williams: Board Of Inquiry Set To Meet With State And Defence Attorneys In June

The Sins Of The Father

Tomorrow, on April 24, 20178, in a nondescript courtroom in Springfield Ohio, a young man will discover his fate. It isn't a high profile case, and there will likely be no press coverage. Perhaps there should be, though. Richard Burks may lose the next 4 ½ years of his life, and the question really is … Continue reading The Sins Of The Father

State Fights For Position Over Brady. Was Evidence Lawfully Tendered In The Case Of Melissa Calusinski?

Wednesday, April. 18th, saw the Oral Argument for Melissa Calusinski held at the Court of Appeals in Elgin, IL. Justices Kathryn E. Zenoff, Mary S. Schostok and Michael J. Burke heard arguments from Kathleen Zellner—representing the defence—and Mary Burns—representing the state. Determining whether a Brady Violation occurred in the state's disclosure of legible x-rays in … Continue reading State Fights For Position Over Brady. Was Evidence Lawfully Tendered In The Case Of Melissa Calusinski?

Let The Sunshine In

Freedom of Information requests have gained popularity as the general public gets more and more interested in various topics in their state and country. Sunshine laws are designed, in theory, to make public access to information more streamlined, easier to access, and more uniform. Sounds great on paper. The reality is somewhat murkier. My first … Continue reading Let The Sunshine In

Jermane Scott: Jumping The Gun—Part. 2

For all documents provided via FOIA re Jermane Scott’s case please link to: Jermane Scott Case Files Jumping The Gun—Part.1 Bertram Thomas's postmortem took place shortly after 9am on the morning of December the 7th. Performing the postmortem was Dr. Robert Stewart, a forensic pathologist who often performed such duties for Clark County. It is … Continue reading Jermane Scott: Jumping The Gun—Part. 2

Court Of Appeals Grants Oral Argument For Melissa Calusinski

The 2nd District Court of Appeals yesterday granted Oral Argument in the case of Melissa Calusinski. Once again, Calusinski will have her day in court. Arguments are scheduled for 9.30am on April. 18, in what will be the second case heard that day. Representing Calusinski will be Kathleen Zellner, aided by Douglas Johnson. Due to … Continue reading Court Of Appeals Grants Oral Argument For Melissa Calusinski

Andrew Spagnola Granted New Trial Over Prosecutorial Misconduct In Case Echoing That Of Melissa Calusinski

Last month, the Court of Appeals of Michigan, voted 2-1 in favour of granting Andrew Joseph Spagnola a new trial. Spagnola was convicted of first-degree child abuse in relation to one of his 11-week-old twin daughters in 2015. Prosecutor's claims, that Spagnola caused his daughter abusive head trauma by either shaking her or banging her … Continue reading Andrew Spagnola Granted New Trial Over Prosecutorial Misconduct In Case Echoing That Of Melissa Calusinski

Jermane Scott: Jumping the Gun—Part. 1

For all documents provided via FOIA re Jermane Scott's case please link to: Jermane Scott Case Files Springfield, Ohio, December. 6, 1996. Bertram Thomas Jr is discovered dead—the victim of a homicide. Thomas's body—discovered by concerned neighbours—is found in the basement of his apartment. Thomas has sustained a single gunshot wound to the back of … Continue reading Jermane Scott: Jumping the Gun—Part. 1