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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 24, 2011 In New Jersey, Rules Are Changed on Witness IDs
QUOTE: The New Jersey Supreme Court, acknowledging a “troubling lack of reliability in eyewitness identifications,” issued sweeping new rules on Wednesday making it easier for defendants to challenge such evidence in criminal cases.
New York Times Apr 24, 2011 Judging Detainees’ Risk, Often With Flawed Evidence
QUOTE: The documents reveal that the analysts sometimes ignored serious flaws in the evidence… They include detainees’ admissions without acknowledging other government documents that show the statements were later withdrawn, often attributed to abusive treatment or torture.
New York Times Apr 15, 2009 Interpreter for F.B.I. Thinks Interrogators Beat Terror Suspect
QUOTE: An interpreter for the F.B.I. during an interrogation of a suspect in the terrorist bombing of the American Embassy in Kenya in 1998 now says that she heard sounds and pleading that led her to believe that the suspect was being beaten...
New York Times Jun 23, 2008 Doubting Case, a Prosecutor Helped the Defense
QUOTE: He believed that the two imprisoned men were not guilty, and that their convictions should be dropped. Yet top officials told him, he said, to go into a court hearing and defend the case anyway. He did, and in 2005 he lost. But in a recent interview, Mr. Bibb made a startling admission: He threw the case. Unwilling to do what his bosses ordered, he said, he deliberately helped the other side win...Today, the two men are free. At the end of the hearing, which stretched over six weeks, his superiors agreed to ask a judge to drop the conviction of one, Olmedo Hidalgo. The judge granted a new trial to the other, David Lemus, who was acquitted in December.
New York Times Mar 25, 2003 U.S. Says Lawyer Aided Terror Signals From Sheik
QUOTE: The government has aggressively defended its prosecution of Lynne F. Stewart, the prominent New York lawyer charged with supporting terrorism, calling her 'an indispensable and active facilitator of the terrorist communication network' between an imprisoned sheik and his followers in Egypt...
New York Times Feb 14, 2003 Death Penalty Cases Raise Race Questions
QUOTE: All the cases in the New York region in which Attorney General John Ashcroft has ordered federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty involve black or Hispanic defendants...the information...moves those prosecutors into a wider debate about the fairness of the federal death penalty.
New York Times Jan 23, 2003 Big Macs Can Make You Fat? No Kidding, a Judge Rules
QUOTE: "If a person knows or should know that eating copious orders of supersized McDonald's products is unhealthy and may result in weight gain," Judge Sweet wrote, "it is not the place of the law to protect them from their own excesses."
New York Times Aug 06, 2002 F.B.I. Faces Inquiry On a False Confession From An Egyptian Student
QUOTE: A federal judge in Manhattan took the unusual step yesterday of ordering federal prosecutors to investigate how the F.B.I. had obtained a confession from an innocent Egyptian student who was detained in connection with the attack on the World Trade Center.
New York Times Aug 04, 2002 After Sept. 11, a Legal Battle Over Limits of Civil Liberty
QUOTE: The roundup that followed the [9/11] attacks....has produced few if any law enforcement coups....has provoked a sprawling legal battle, now being waged in federal courthouses around the country, that experts say has begun to redefine the delicate balance between individual liberties and national security.
New York Times Jul 01, 2002 Judge Rules U.S. Death Penalty Violates the Constitution
QUOTE: A federal judge in New York declared the death penalty unconstitutional today, saying evidence has shown that there is an "undue risk" that a meaningful number of innocent people have been executed.
New York Times Jun 11, 2001 Reporter's Notebook: Jury Access to Islamic Books Is Debated
QUOTE: Lawyers for a Saudi man who could face execution for the 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, were trying to help the jury better understand their client's upbringing and his indoctrination into jihad teachings....when the lawyers entered the courtroom with an armful of paperback books -- copies of a "Teach Yourself" handbook on Islam for each of the 12 jurors -- the prosecutors objected.
New York Times May 31, 2001 Trial Poked Holes in Image of bin Laden's Terrorist Group
QUOTE: ...while Mr. bin Laden may be a global menace, his group, Al Qaeda, was at times slipshod, torn by inner strife, betrayal, greed and the banalities of life that one might find in any office.
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