Hannah Overton Defense Attorney Gerry Goldstein Questions Former Prosecutor in Hearing

As reported by Texas Monthly on April 26th, 2012, former prosecutor Sandra Eastwood took the stand in the third day of the Hannah Overton hearing as attorney Gerry Goldstein questioned her about whether or not she withheld critical evidence from the defense. Goldstein questioned Eastwood about notes that were written in her handwriting, emails sent from her…
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Gerry Goldstein Questions District Attorney in Hannah Overton Hearing

As reported by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times on April 25th, 2012,, former District Attorney Anna Jimenez testified she thought Sandra Eastwood, the lead prosecutor in Hannah Overton’s case, used unethical behavior during the trial.  Attorney Gerry Goldstein questioned Jimenez about whether she believed critical evidence was withheld from the defense when Overton was convicted of capital murder…
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Gerry Goldstein Begins Questioning Former Prosecutor in Hannah Overton Hearing

As reported by KIII TV on April 25th, 2012, the Hannah Overton hearing continued at the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi for the third day of testimony in which attorney Gerry Goldstein is trying to get Overton’s capital murder conviction overturned. One of Overton’s attorneys said key evidence was withheld from the defense when she was…
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Attorney Gerry Goldstein Questions if Evidence Was Withheld in Hannah Overton hearing

Attorney Gerry Goldstein questioned former prosecutor Sandra Eastwood about the Hannah Overton case, a trial in which the accused was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Eastwood was questioned about whether or not she withheld critical evidence from the defense. Goldstein questioned Eastwood about notes that were written in her handwriting, emails sent from…
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Gerry Goldstein Tries to Prove Misconduct in Michael Morton Case Decades Later

As reported by the Austin American-Statesman on October 11th, 2011, Michael Morton has been released from prison after serving 25 years for a crime he did not commit, and his lawyers are looking to prove the prosecution botched the case. Gerry Goldstein, one of Morton’s lawyers, is working to have a vigorous investigation into the…
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NACDL Supports U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against Life Sentences Without Parole for Some Teenage Offenders

As reported by the Legal Dish, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 28, 2010, that life sentences without parole cannot be handed out for juvenile offenders who commit crimes other than homicide. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers agreed with the court’s landmark decision, saying a life sentence without parole is as inappropriate as…
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Cynthia Orr Says DNA Exoneration Needs to Be Reformed

As reported by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Attorney Cynthia Orr said she thinks DNA exoneration practices should be reformed, saying the victims and those falsely imprisoned deserve a better system.  Although the Innocence Protection Act of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, which provides for DNA testing and preservation of evidence, is…
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NACDL Part of Coalition Asking Attorney General to Reconsider Changes to Miranda Rights

A coalition of 35 organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to reconsider his request to weaken Miranda rights. Attorney Cynthia Orr, president of the NACDL, penned a letter to the official on behalf of the organization saying weakening Miranda laws would "undercut" fundamental rights in the…
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