Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    For the 16th Time, a Dallas County Prisoner Has Been Exonerated Following DNA Testing

    Thomas McGowan Moments ago, Unfair Park received a media release from The Innocence Project that says tomorrow afternoon, Thomas McGowan -- who's spent the past 23 years behind bars after being convicted of rape and burglary in Dallas County -- will be released from prison, as DNA testing has reveal ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2007

    Chains of Evidence

    How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2007

    At Thirteen and Counting, Dallas County Will Clear the Name of One More Innocent Man Today

    James Curtis Giles At 11 this morning, a law student from Chicago named Lauren Kaeseberg will be standing alongside Barry Scheck -- and other attorneys with The Innocence Project -- in the court of Judge Robert Francis. They will be presenting new evidence in an exoneration hearing in the case of Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    New D.A. Rising?

    Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins says he wants to get innocent people out of jail. Oddly, in Dallas County, this is a novel concept. On Wednesday, DNA testing exonerated Andrew Gossett of Garland, who had been serving a 50-year sentence for a 1999 sexual assault he didn't commit. Within ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2006

    Something Stinks. And, No, It's Not This Cigarette.

    In the September 4 issue of Forbes is the story of Harry Kananian of Ohio, who died on June 24, 2000, of mesothelioma--"a cancer almost certainly caused by asbestos." Precisely how he got the disease is question that will never be answered. Asks writer Daniel Fisher: "Was it as a teenager working i ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2003

    Science Fiction

    Why would we even think about giving this guy his own crime lab?