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20 Jul

Law Review Publishes Helpful Reference Tool to Research Wrongful Convictions

The Northern Illinois University Law Review has produced an impressive reference tool by providing attorneys a list of articles dating from 2010 to the present on wrongful convictions and their causes.  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3200001

An interesting contrast to this list of wrongful conviction articles is a recent Opinion Letter by a Fairfax County Circuit Judge holding “a defendant may plead guilty to a crime he didn’t commit if the court is satisfied during a plea colloquy that he fully understands that he could not otherwise be convicted of that crime and asserts that he is doing so for his own perceived benefit.”  Commonwealth of Virginia v. Milton Ernesto Varela Ayala, Case Not. FE-2018-541 (July 20, 2018).

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