News 11.28.08

Friday Roundup

Innocence news from around the country this week:

A federal judge

refused to disqualify herself

from the civil case of exoneree Ulysses Rodriguez Charles after the city of Boston alleged that she displayed “favoritism” toward Charles.

 

The Albuquerque Police Department is

running ads in a local paper seeking informants

. As most Innocence Blog readers know, snitch testimony is a major cause of wrongful convictions, and paid or incentivized informants are at the center of the problem. 

Irish photographer Denis Minihane

won a Justice Media award

for his shots of Innocence Project client Walter Swift.

Professors at the University of Texas at Arlington

received a grant

to study the reentry process for the exonerated. 

Innocence Project of Florida client Jimmy Ates will have a hearing December 17 on

his petition to overturn his conviction for a murder he says he didn’t commit

And North Carolina defendant Ronnie Wallace Long was back in court this week in his continuing quest to

clear his name of a 1976 rape

.

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