Emily Dowdy gets off the Oklahoma railroad
A 2,000-word story about the Emily Dowdy case--"Drugged or Drunk?" by Adriana Gardella—appeared on Salon.com August 30 and prompted more than 60 letters to the editor. (My story on Dowdy, "Oklahoma Railroad," appeared July 21, 2005 in the Observer.) A former architecture student at OU, Dowdy i ... More >>
Emily Dowdy's fate has rested in the hands of an Oklahoma judge chastised for not playing fair. Evidence that Oklahoma County Judge Susan Caswell favors prosecutors is piling up. Yesterday, citing "significant and disturbing evidence of bias" on the part of Caswell, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Ap ... More >>
Emily Dowdy's case hangs on a judge's opinion of her own performance on the bench
Plus: Another Bite
Let Him Rot
Accused of killing a cop's son, Emily Dowdy learns the hard way that in Oklahoma City justice isn't blind. It works for the prosecution.