How Michael Morton’s Wrongful Conviction Has Brought Others Justice
this blog develops the idea that a theory of man in history can be worked out around the theme that man's self expression in culture and society is motivated by the desire to find meaning in man's existence. i proceed by summarizing seminal works that provide insights into the dynamics of this process, with the view that the culmination of this exploration was reached with god's self revelation in jesus. i'll hopefully also explore the developments that followed this event.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Recommended Read 8/13/20
We've read a lot about "Brady material" in the Flynn case. Here's an article about a Texas murder case. Fascinating read. It's four years old:
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Result, the Michael Morton Act has passed in 2013 by Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry. Yes, the same governor who not only slayed a coyote while jogging (yes, I have seen joggers carrying) and had to turn himself in on a bogus criminal indictment.ReplyDelete
The Republican Governor Mark Clements had only been in office 5-6 months when this occurred.
It should be noted that the Texas Governorship only became consistent Republican in the 1990s with George W Bush. The Texas Legislature didn’t flip till the early 21st Century.
Reforms like this is what’s needed all over including federal and in Flynn’s case, especially so.
Lawyers, especially defense lawyers, are derided ... until you need them.
Good read, and I’m glad he reconciled with his son.ReplyDelete
I’m surprised with legal / prosecutional immunity anything happened to the prosecution.