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
Below is a sample of the national media coverage of the oral arguments:
New York Times:
Convict Asks Justices to Find a Right to DNA Testing
Supreme Court Closely Divided on Felon’s Right to DNA Test
Supreme Court Hears Arguments in DNA Case
The Supreme Court Confronts a Mystery