Two major editorials in recent days have praised the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for launching a Criminal Justice Integrity Unit. The announcement of the new group comes on the heels of a major Summit on Wrongful Convictions in Austin last month, and also got the attention of more than a dozen blogs.
The Dallas Morning News said on Sunday that the court was taking a step in the right direction, but lasting change needed to come from legislative action.
Read the full DMN editorial here
The Lufkin Daily News said that “with a history of dubious justice in Texas, the decision by a state appeals court to create an integrity unit is welcome.”
Read the full Lufkin editorial here
Blog coverage of the new unit:
Signs the Court of Criminal Appeals Fears the Upcoming Election: An Integrity Unit
Grits for Breakfast:
Hervey on innocence proposals: “We’re past meet and discuss”
State sets up watchdog unit for criminal justice system
So, The State Will Have an Integrity Unit. Which Will Do What, Exactly?
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