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Missouri Supreme Court weighs wrongful conviction case

Missouri Supreme Court judges convened a remote court hearing Tuesday to hear arguments over whether to grant a new trial for a man who has spent more than two decades in prison for a murder he and the St. Louis ...

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Supreme Court to weigh Lamar Johnson case

The Court of Appeals Eastern District says it doesn’t have the power to let Lamar Johnson’s case be reopened, but perhaps the Missouri Supreme Court can. The appeals court on Dec. 24 dismissed an appeal seeking a new trial for ...

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$5.35M award affirmed for man wrongfully convicted of killing editor

Ryan Ferguson

The Court of Appeals Western District on Dec. 10 affirmed a $5.35 million judgment for a man wrongfully convicted of killing a newspaper editor in Columbia. Ryan Ferguson spent a decade in prison for the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily ...

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University of Missouri gets $500K federal grant to restart Innocence Clinic

The University of Missouri has received a $500,000 grant that will help it restart a law clinic dedicated to investigates possible cases of wrongful conviction. KMIZ reports that the the grant from the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice ...

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5th Circuit adds to Lathrop’s list of wrongful-conviction recoveries

Mike Abrams

Attorneys from Lathrop Gage won an important victory in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the families of three wrongfully convicted men who spent decades behind bars in Mississippi. “It’s healthy for our country and that ...

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