This OP/ED was prepared by CJRJ Contributor Paula Grabow in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Criminal Justice Reform Journal. The true crime genre is the latest reality obsession. The genesis of this craze owes its start to a … Continue reading OPINION: Tribalism in Social Media
The State of Wisconsin filed its Response to Defendant's Motion to Supplement Previously Filed Motion for Post-Conviction Relief this past Thursday, July 27th. The response, signed by Assistant Attorney General Thomas J. Fallon, was filed alongside 8 exhibits, including the sworn affidavit of former Detective Michael Velie. Velie, of the Grand Chute Police Department, was tasked … Continue reading When Dassey Became Brendan & DVDs Became CDs | State Files Response To Steven Avery’s Motion To Supplement The Record. Kathleen Zellner To Reply August 3rd
Kathleen Zellner, powerhouse attorney for Steven Avery of Making a Murderer fame, has recently filed a Motion to Supplement a Previously Filed Motion for Post Conviction Relief and there's a chance it could benefit Brendan Dassey as well as his uncle, Steven Avery. In the motion, she continues to address the obstacles faced by his … Continue reading Kathleen Zellner’s Filing Raises Big Hopes For…Brendan Dassey??
Steven Avery filed his Motion to Supplement Previously Filed Motion for Post-Conviction Relief this past Friday, July 6th. The 32-page motion, backed by some 30 exhibits consisting of over 500 pages of sworn affidavits, interviews, videos and reports, is Kathleen Zellner's—Avery's Lead Counsel— latest filing in an attempt to have her client's conviction overturned. Avery's … Continue reading Reading Between The Lines: Steven Avery Files Motion To Supplement The Record
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
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
*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
The wait is over. "Today, Brendan Dassey’s legal team filed a petition for a writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court, asking the high Court to agree to hear Brendan’s appeal. If the Court accepts the case, it will mark the first time the Court has agreed to hear a juvenile confession case … Continue reading Brendan Dassey Files Appeal To Supreme Court. Laura Nirider & Steven Drizin To Be Aided By Seth Waxman.
I'm certain I wasn't alone when I felt the collective air escaping from people's hopes on December 8th, last year. That date saw The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, reverse Brendan Dassey's granted petition for a writ of habeas corpus, and with that, disbelief ensued. Ten-weeks past, and Dassey's appeal to The Supreme Court is … Continue reading Brendan Dassey: How The Public Can Help Raise Awareness & Elicit Change.
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