The Exonerated and the U.S. Supreme Court
Thursday, 2/26/2009 12:30 PM (EST)
Marvin Anderson - served 15 years in prison, exonerated by DNA testing in 2002
Dennis Fritz - served 11 years in prison for murder, exonerated by DNA testing in 1999
Rickie Johnson - served 25 years in prison for rape, exonerated by DNA testing in 2008
Michele Mallin - rape victim whose accused assailant was exonerated posthumously by DNA testing
David Rudovsky - Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Jim Trainum -Detective, Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department
The participants will share their personal experiences, and leading national legal experts will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court case District Attorney's Office v. William G. Osborne, which is set for oral argument on March 2. Osborne is seeking DNA testing that could prove his innocence for a 1993 rape and attempted murder in Alaska. The Innocence Project, which represents Osborne, will argue before the High Court that he has a constitutional right to DNA testing.
Others exonerated by DNA testing and other leading attorneys in the field will also join the discussion.