Another New York Times Piece Regarding Prosecutorial Misconduct in the New Orleans DA Office: In Re Smith v. Cain

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter, Esq. ---  Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting for Justice.   Last week, I covered the current U.S. Supreme Court Case, Smith v. Cain.  I think that it is very important for Louisiana residents to know and understand what has been going on for YEARS in the Orleans Parish DA office and how such misconduct is leading to wrongful convictions.  Here are some links to refresh your memory.  Smith v. Cain argument recap Supreme Court seems ready to overturn conviction in New Orleans murder case Prosecutorial Misconduct New Orleans DA Office vs. Brady v. [...]

Congratulations to the Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO)

  This kind of news always makes me grateful to have friends and colleagues who are dedicated to defending the rights of the oppressed and fighting for justice.  They really inspire me. Today, in Jefferson Parish, the Innocence Project New Orleans won an exoneration for Henry James, now 50, who was convicted and sentenced to life without benefit of parole in 1982 for an aggravated rape that he did not commit.  He has spent the last 30 years at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The effort put in by IPNO, especially Paul Killebrew, to even find the DNA testing of the rape [...]

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