Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dear friends,

Please take a few moments to read about the case against the prosecution and the judge who presided over the Micheal Morton trial (he lost 25 years wrongfully  convicted of murder).
It is extremely important to hold prosecutors and judges accountable for purposeful misconduct - especially blatantly breaking the law.
(these are the major issues with Kerry's case; prosecutorial misconduct and the judge violating Brady rules.)

This case could lead to changes that will lessen the risks of wrongful convictions in the future.

(the link below takes you to the Innocence Project and the article covering the Morton inquiry.)

Court of Inquiry Begins Today in Morton Case
Posted: February 4, 2013 1:25 pm

A rare Texas legal proceeding called a “Court of Inquiry” began this morning to consider whether a former Texas prosecutor should face criminal charges for his involvement in the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton, who served 25 years behind bars for the murder of his wife, Christine. The Innocence Project helped clear Morton through DNA testing, which proved his innocence and implicated another man.
 Judge Ken Anderson, who was the district attorney prosecuting Michael Morton in 1987, is accused of concealing several pieces of evidence pointing to Morton’s innocence during and after the trial. He has denied any wrongdoing in the prosecution of the case.

More details here: