Are The ‘Right’ Questions Being Asked In Follow-Up Investigation Into Steven Avery Case?

The case of Steven Avery, convicted for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005, has likely more eyes focused upon it now than at any other time in the near thirteen years since it's occurrence. Along with Avery's post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner's ongoing investigation in her attempt to prove Avery was not subjected to … Continue reading Are The ‘Right’ Questions Being Asked In Follow-Up Investigation Into Steven Avery Case?

Melissa Calusinski Files Petition For Leave To Appeal With Illinois Supreme Court

Melissa Calusinski's post-conviction attorney Kathleen Zellner filed her clients Petition for Leave to Appeal yesterday, July 16, with a request for Oral Argument should the petition be granted. Calusinski's previous appeal to the 2nd District Court of Appeals was denied via an unpublished—by the court—opinion dated June 11. The granting of petitions by the Supreme Court of … Continue reading Melissa Calusinski Files Petition For Leave To Appeal With Illinois Supreme Court

Reading Between The Lines: Steven Avery Files Motion To Supplement The Record

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

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

Melissa Calusinski | The Elephant In The Room

*Update: Since the publication of this article, Melissa Calusinski will appeal directly to the Supreme Court of Illinois by July 16th. CJRJ will have updates on Kathleen Zellner's filing to the Supreme Court as soon as they are available. What will be seen by many as a setback, will likely be viewed as par for … Continue reading Melissa Calusinski | The Elephant In The Room

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