A grave injustice in New Orleans has been corrected. Sort of.
Thank you for this story!!
You made a difference. Congratulations and thank you! Now, on to the thousands and thousands of others screwed over every day by the criminal justice and family policing (nee “child welfare”)￼ systems....😢 From a broader perspective, the most distressing thing about this case is that it is routine, not aberrational. I’m proud to contribute my subscription dollars to support your work.￼
Any chance we can get Joe Biden to pardon him, or John Bel Edwards on his way out the door? Clearly he deserves it.
Great results and a good ending to a story that should not have happened. Appreciate your writing, and especially appreciate the work of the Innocence Project and similar groups, who tackle post-conviction cases against strong headwinds.
Good result in the end on balance.
I know this has come up a lot, but still wrapping my head around the number of cases public defenders need to handle at one time, in service of an apparent constitutional right; Louisiana does not seem to be an outlier. What a circle of hell the indigent and these lawyers inhabit.
Bottom line, the best line of defence on this issue has been and always will be the political whims of individual state legislatures?