Brendan Dassey and the SCOTUS Sucker Punch

I have written more drafts of this article than I care to count. This has me struggling more than any other case at the moment. At the heart of it is the crushing shock and disappointment, I suppose. I told myself I was prepared for the Supreme Court to refuse to hear his case, but … Continue reading Brendan Dassey and the SCOTUS Sucker Punch

“New Investigation” Taking Place In Steven Avery’s Case As State’s Lack Of Disclosure Called Into Question Once More

Since the ruling by the Supreme Court of The United States last month to deny Brendan Dassey a hearing, the case of Steven Avery has taken on an even greater significance. While Dassey and his attorneys will undoubtedly regroup for a further sortie to overturn his conviction, it is perhaps Avery that holds a more … Continue reading “New Investigation” Taking Place In Steven Avery’s Case As State’s Lack Of Disclosure Called Into Question Once More

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward For Steven Avery As Court Of Appeals Remands Motion To Supplement The Record Back To Trial Court

Going backwards is sometimes the only way to move forwards. The 2nd District Court of Appeals today remanded Steven Avery's Motion to Supplement the Record back to the trial court in Manitowoc. The decision—which will likely delay the filing of Avery's brief according to Avery's docket—has put to an end uncertainty over whether evidence submitted … Continue reading One Step Back, Two Steps Forward For Steven Avery As Court Of Appeals Remands Motion To Supplement The Record Back To Trial Court

Steven Avery Awaiting Decision By Court Of Appeals On Motion To Supplement The Record.

*UPDATE: Since the publication of this article the Court of Appeals has remanded Steven Avery's Motion to Supplement the Record back to the Manitowoc Circuit Court.  Zellner is due to file Avery's motion to the trial court by July 6th.  For CJRJ's latest on Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey, please link to the following: "New … Continue reading Steven Avery Awaiting Decision By Court Of Appeals On Motion To Supplement The Record.

Wisconsin Court Of Appeals Set To Rule On Steven Avery’s Latest Motion To Supplement The Record | CD Placed Under Seal

*UPDATE: Since the publication of this article, the Court of Appeals have remanded Steven Avery's Motion to Supplement the Record back to the Manitowoc Circuit Court. Kathleen Zellner is due to file her motion with the trial court by the 6th of July. Zellner will be able to file additional information/findings along with that which … Continue reading Wisconsin Court Of Appeals Set To Rule On Steven Avery’s Latest Motion To Supplement The Record | CD Placed Under Seal

Make Your Voices Heard

We see a lot of folks wanting to advocate for criminal justice reform, or just for a particular person they feel has been wronged by the criminal justice system. Most people are the “dive right in” type, and don't realize that they may actually be doing more harm than good. Advocating for someone or something … Continue reading Make Your Voices Heard

It Happens In Batches

I know, most of you would rather read about my orange hair (which has settled into a meh shade of light brown now), my adventures with air conditioning, or big old bullet holes in my house. Tough. I follow several cases, and report on a few from time to time. Reporting is a lot different than … Continue reading It Happens In Batches