News 03.03.09

The Day After Osborne

Innocence Project Co-Director Peter Neufeld argued yesterday before the Supreme Court that prisoners have a constitutional right to DNA testing that can prove their innocence. Innocence Project client William Osborne is pursuing DNA testing that can prove his innocence but has been denied access to the evidence by Alaska authorities.

Visit our Osborne resource page for yesterday’s oral argument transcript, briefs in the case and more

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Below is a sample of the national media coverage of the oral arguments:

USA Today:

Supreme Court considers convicts' right to evidence

New York Times:

Convict Asks Justices to Find a Right to DNA Testing

Associated Press:

Supreme Court Closely Divided on Felon’s Right to DNA Test

Talk Left:

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in DNA Case

Truthout:

The Supreme Court Confronts a Mystery

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