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Pool of Blood Questioned as Bad Evidence

Larry Thompson was convicted in 1994 of killing Ron Johnson. The state primarily relied on two pieces of evidence 1) witnesses who testified to observing the murder or then hearing the defendant talk about the murder, and 2) a pool of… Continue Reading →

DNA On Victim’s Ankles Leads to Arrest

Police discovered the victim’s body 8 months ago. The evidence suggested that the victim had been drug into the wooded area and then shot multiple times. The police took samples from the victims ankles, which matched with Jesus Luna Jr., who… Continue Reading →

Kulbicki vs. Hinton

This week, we will ask commentators to weigh in on the Supreme Court’s per curiam ruling in Kulbicki.  One jumping off point is a comparison to last year’s per curiam opinion in Hinton v. Alabama, another case examining lawyer’s failure… Continue Reading →

Reversal in MD v. Kulbicki

The per curiam order reversing the Court of Appeals of Maryland is available here – http://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/100515zor_4f15.pdf#page=77. We hope to bring you more commentary on the ruling later this week.  The state habeas litigation revolved around an FBI agent’s testimony as the prosecution expert on… Continue Reading →

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