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Billy James Smith

  • News

    August 11, 2011

    Kevin Glasheen Fought to See Innocent Prisoners Compensated, Then Fought To Take Millions For Himself

    The Lubbock lawyer teamed up with Innocent Project lawyer Jeff Blackburn to see the state compensation for exonerees raised. Now both men are under fire from their clients.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    New York Times on Legal Battles Between Wrongfully Imprisoned and Their Attorney

    Kevin Glasheen​We first met Lubbock attorney Kevin Glasheen back in August 2007, when his client, Billy James Smith, became the first man exonerated through DNA evidence to file a federal civil rights and malicious prosecution lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department. Glasheen would go on to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    60 Minutes on the Justice -- and Injustices -- of Dallas County

    For those who missed last night's 60 Minutes -- about how Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and the Innocence Project are taking on "the Wade legacy," in the words of Scott Pelley -- the entire 12-minute segment is after the jump. Among the reasons the story is especially extraordinary: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    Those DNA Lawsuits Just Keep on Coming

    As of today, Greg Wallis is suing everyone he believes responsible for his wrongful imprisonment. For the second time in two weeks, a Dallas County man exonerated with DNA evidence has filed a federal civil rights and malicious prosecution lawsuit. And this one has a couple of twists. Greg Wallis, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2007

    No Doubt the First Lawsuit of Many

    Mark Graham Billy James Smith spent almost 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Now, he wants the city to make it right. This morning Billy James Smith became the first man exonerated through DNA evidence to file a federal civil rights and malicious prosecution lawsuit against the City ... More >>

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