News 03.02.09

Osborne Transcript

Innocence Project Co-Director Peter Neufeld argued before the Supreme Court today that prisoners have a constitutional right to DNA testing that can prove their innocence.

"It is absolutely undisputed in this case that there is a DNA test that Mr. Osborne seeks that could conclusively prove his actual innocence," Neufeld said today. "This is the very first case litigated to our knowledge anywhere in the country where the prosecutor concedes that a DNA would be absolutely slam-dunk dispositive of innocence, but doesn't consent to it."

Alaska Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Rosenstein argued for the state of Alaska and Deputy U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal argued on behalf of the United States.


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