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Series: Nuremberg – Part 7

In Part 7 of our Crime Story Series Nuremberg, we examine the U.K. prosecutors’ tightly-focused presentation of Count Two of the indictment, particularly as it played in contrast to the Americans’ unapologetic power-grab.

Mike Romano: CA Governor Newsom signs six criminal law reforms developed by the Three Strikes Project into law

Late last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law six criminal law reforms developed and recommended by the Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code and Three Strikes Project.

Charles Bagli on Chavin’s Choice

Journalist Charles Bagli profiles Nick Chavin, the man who became his trusted source on the Durst story, and then — ultimately — the Los Angeles prosecutors’ star witness in Robert Durst's murder trial.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Charles Bagli on Chavin’s Choice

In this episode, journalist Charles Bagli profiles Nick Chavin, the man who became his trusted source on the Durst story and, ultimately, Los Angeles prosecutors’ star witness.

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 89

In Part 89, Judge Mader discusses the complex considerations when resolving conflicts between parties in court. The Judge then looks to the Thanksgiving holiday and reflects on what she is thankful for in the American criminal justice system.

CA Innocence Project: Reggie Cole Freed From “15-Year Nightmare of Unjust Captivity”

In 2009, the California Innocence Project filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus on Reggie Cole’s behalf, alleging a range of grievous errors in Cole's prosecution.

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Mike Romano: CA Governor Newsom signs six criminal law reforms developed by the Three Strikes Project into law

Late last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law six criminal law reforms developed and recommended by the Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code and Three Strikes Project.

Mike Romano: Three Strikes Project Client Sentenced to Life in Prison for Nonviolent Purse Snatch

Sometimes the frustration, sadness, and anger from setbacks can be as inspiring for the Three Strikes Project to work harder for clients and keep pushing for systemic reform.

Mike Romano: Michele Theisen’s Life Sentence Overturned By San Diego Superior Court

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast and the transcript of that interview here. You can find a story about Romano’s participation in a U.S. Congressional field hearing on criminal justice reform here. After serving 27 years for stealing a VCR, Michele was released from the Central California Women’s Facility—thanks to amazing work...

Mike Romano: Alwin Smith’s Life Sentence Recalled by Riverside County Superior Court

Alwin Smith's sentence was ultimately rescinded when both the department of corrections and district attorney’s office agreed that his life-term was no longer warranted or "in the interests of justice."

Mike Romano: Fernando Rocha’s Life Sentence Vacated After 24 Years

Fernando Rocha's life sentence has been vacated based on "exceptional conduct" while in prison.

Mike Romano: Richard Jackson Released Under Proposition 36 Guidance

In 1995, Richard was convicted of possessing a stolen motorcycle and sentenced to life under the Three Strikes law. After 26 years in prison, and over 5 years of litigation, he was finally re-sentenced and released.