Constitutional Law Criminal Law

Who Is George Stinney?

Yesterday a South Carolina court vacated the conviction of George Stinney, an African -American child convicted in 1944 of the murder of two white pre-teen girls. The reversal comes a little late and more than a dollar short since Stinney was executed by electric chair for the crime over 70 years ago. He was 14 […]


Her Brother’s Keeper

The story of Betty Anne Walters has been made into a movie called “Conviction” starring Hilary Swank, reviewed in today’s NY Times.  It’s a story of the value of perseverance and strength and a reminder of the difficulty involved in exonerating the wrongfully convicted. Betty Anne’s brother Kenny was convicted of  murder in Rhode Island.  […]