News 09.13.10

Cameron Todd Willingham: Selected Media Coverage


July 2010

CNN:

Texas state board says arson investigators used flawed science

(7/26/10)

Houston Chronicle:

Science Defeats DA 8-0

(7/26/10)

Houston Chronicle:

Panel Cites ‘Flawed Science’ in Arson Case

(7/26/10)

Austin American-Statesman:

Commission: No negligence or misconduct by investigators in fatal fire

(7/26/10)

Houston Chronicle:

Dousing a Troublesome Arson Probe

(7/22/10)

Houston Chronicle Op-Ed by Barry Scheck and Patricia Cox:

Forensic Panel Must Resist Panel’s Efforts at Sabotage

(7/20/10)

Houston Chronicle:

Forensic Panel must Resist Chair’s Efforts at Sabotage

(7/20/10)



May 2010

Houston Chronicle:

Let’s Have a Cheer for Small Victories

(5/25/10)



April 2010

Texas Tribune:

Agency Needs More Time for Willingham Case

(4/26/10)

Texas Tribune:

Willingham Investigation Still in Its “Infancy”

(4/23/10)

Texas Tribune:

Lawmakers Grill Forensic Science Commission

(4/8/10)

The Dallas Morning News:

Editorial: Forensic Panels Should Meet in Public

(4/27/10)

The Dallas Morning News:

Texas Forensics Panel to Move Ahead with Probe of Willingham Arson Case

(4/24/10)

The Dallas Morning News:

Texas Forensic Science Commission Faces Scrutiny Today in Arson Case with Questionable Science

(4/23/10)

The Dallas Morning News:

No More Foot-Dragging in Willingham Case

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The Dallas Morning News:

Lawmakers Challenge Forensic Science Commission Chairman’s Priorities

(4/8/10)

Houston Chronicle:

No Fire Under Commission Investigating Arson Case

(4/13/10)





February 2010

Houston Chronicle Column by Rick Casey:

A Win for Bradley, and Another Loss

(2/2/10)

Austin American-Statesman Editorial:

Forensic Panel Slow to Embark on Mission

(2/1/10)


January 2010

Rick Casey in the Houston Chronicle:

The Revolt of the Scientists

(01/31/10)

Associated Press:

Texas Panel Meets, Skips Talk of Willingham Case

(01/29/10)

Austin Chronicle:

The Junk Science Conundrum

(1/22/10)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

Texas Forensic Science Commission Releases Details About Allegations of Critical Lapses at Crime Labs

(1/12/10)



December 2009

Houston Chronicle Column by Rick Casey:

Can Email Be Saved by Deleting It?

(12/01/09)


November 2009

Waco Tribune:

Local Fire Investigators Confident in Arson Training Techniques and Welcome Scrutiny

(11/29/09)

Texas Observer:

Fire and Innocence

(11/27/09)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial:

Chairman of Texas Forensic Science Panel Oversteps his Authority

(11/26/09)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

New Forensic Commission Email Policy Goes in ‘Wrong Direction,’ Lawmaker Says

(11/20/09)

Houston Chronicle Editorial:

CSI: Texas

(11/17/09)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial:

Texans Too Quiet About Their State’s Broken Justice System

  (11/15/09)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial:

Commission Should Work in Public

(11/13/09)

Houston Chronicle Column by Rick Casey:

Don’t Pick a Lawyer to Do Science

(11/12/09)

Dallas Morning News:

Former Chair Says Overhaul Could Delay Commission’s Work by Years

(11/12/09)

CNN:

Texas Execution Probe Won’t be ‘Hijacked,’ Chairman Says

(11/10/09)

Talking Points Memo:

Perry Appointee in No Rush to Wade into Willingham Case

(11/10/09)

CNN:

Texas Resists Family’s Effort to Clear Executed Man’s Name

(11/07/09)


October 2009

Fort-Worth Star-Telegram Op-Ed: Willingham:

So Many Questions That Refuse to Go Away

, by Eugenia Willingham (10/30/09)

Houston Chronicle Op-Ed:

Willingham Review Could Improve Forensic Science Analysis

, by Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck and Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis (10/30/09)

Texas Tribune / Texas Weekly:

Exit Notices for Some, but Not for All

(10/26/09)

Texas Monthly:

Video Interview with Former Texas Death Row Prisoner Ernest Willis

Houston Chronicle:

Freed Death Row Inmate Calls on Perry to Halt Executions

(10/26/09)

Anderson Cooper 360, CNN:

Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?

(10/23/09)

Los Angeles Times:

Cameron Todd Willingham: Executed but Innocent?

(10/23/09)

New York Times:

Controversy Builds in Texas Over an Execution

(10/19/09)

Chicago Tribune:

Statements by Gov. Rick Perry and Others Don’t Align with Facts

(10/19/09)

Houston Chronicle:

Review Death Penalty Law, Ex-Governor Urges

(10/18/09)

Austin American-Statesman:

Opportunities Missed in Fatal Texas Arson Case

(10/18/09)

The Economist:

Did Texas Kill an Innocent Man?

(10/13/09)

Austin American-Statesman:

Forensic Panel Members Urged Perry Against Shakeup

(10/07/09)

Dallas Morning News:

Inquiry Into Flawed Arson Case that Led to Execution on Hold

(10/7/09)

TIME Magazine:

Why Did Texas Gut Its Forensics Commission?

(10/6/09)

Houston Chronicle Column:

Is Perry Pulling a Nixon?

, by Lisa Falkenberg (10/02/09)

Dallas Morning News:

Perry Removes Panel Appointees Before Hearing on Flawed Arson Inquiry; New Chair Delays Session

(10/1/09)


September 2009

ABC News – Nightline:

The Wrongful Execution of Cameron Todd Willingham

(9/17/09)

Newsweek:

Innocent Until Executed

, by Dahlia Lithwick (9/14/09)

MSNBC Morning Joe:

David Grann discusses his New Yorker Article

(9/9/09)

New Yorker:

Trial by Fire

(9/7/09)

New Yorker Video:

Flashover

(9/7/09)


New Yorker Readers Chat with Reporter David Grann

(9/7/09)

Chicago Tribune:

Photo Slideshow

National Public Radio All Things Considered:

Texas May Have Executed an Innocent Man

(9/2/09)

Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial:

The Risk in Getting it Wrong

(9/2/09)

Houston Chronicle Editorial:

Up In Smoke

(9/1/09)


August 2009

Huffington Post:

Innocent, But Executed, by Barry Scheck

(8/31/09)

Houston Chronicle Column:

Arson Probe May Be Catalyst For Reform

, by Allan Turner (8/31/09)

New York Times Column:

Innocent but Dead

, by Bob Herbert (8/31/09)

New York Times Editorial:

Questions About an Execution

(8/30/09)

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