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Article In The “daily Report” On Systemic Racial Bias In The Criminal Justice System

The Daily Report recently featured stories “at the corner of law and humanity” from attorneys sharing their perspectives on the continued demonstrations against racism and police violence. I provided my insight from nearly a decade practicing criminal defense, which The Daily Report published on June 15, 2020. You can find the full article, which also

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Personal Biography Featured On “Lawyer Stories”

My biography was recently featured on “Lawyer Stories”, a social media community of lawyers and law students that profiles unique personal histories of those in the legal field. Here is my “story”: I was raised in poverty by two counterculture activists. My dad was an artist, known for seditious, psychedelic cartoons that captured the chaos of

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Compassionate Release For Federal Prisoners Due To Covid-19

A number of federal prisoners have been released from custody over concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest figures from the Bureau of Prisons indicate that since early April 2020 over 250 inmates have been granted compassionate release. Most of these prisoners cited COVID-19 concerns in their filings to the court and many arguments

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GACDL Fall Seminar: Braving the Jungle of Criminal Defense

The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s fall seminar will be held on November 8th and 9th and feature a number of presentations on topics in criminal defense. This year’s seminar is presented by Larry Duttweiler and Nazish Ahmed and will include lectures from judges and defense attorneys from across the state. Every GACDL seminar

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Wrongful Conviction Day

October 2nd is International Wrongful Conviction Day. This day began as an effort of the Innocence Network – an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted – and is used to raise awareness of the causes

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Interview On Race And Wrongful Convictions For The “Sworn” Podcast

I was interviewed for an upcoming episode of the “Sworn” podcast on the problems of racial bias in our criminal justice system. I spoke from my perspective as a board member of the Georgia Innocence Project on racial disparities and inequities among the accused and the exonerated. Also interviewed was Calvin Johnson, a man who

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