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What We Can Learn About Appeals from Mr. Tillman's Case: More Lessons from Another DNA Exoneration


Giovanna Shay


Western New England University School of Law

2009

University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1499, 2009

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This paper examines the published opinions in the case of Mr. James Calvin Tillman, the first person in Connecticut exonerated through postconviction DNA testing. Mr. Tillman's case shares much in common with the more than 200 DNA exonerations nationwide, most notably a mistaken cross-racial eyewitness identification. The article uses the opinions in Mr. Tillman's case as a vantage point to consider what we can learn about appellate and postconviction litigation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 56

Keywords: criminal, exoneration, innocence, race, appeals, postconviction

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Date posted: August 11, 2008 ; Last revised: December 28, 2011

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Shay, Giovanna, What We Can Learn About Appeals from Mr. Tillman's Case: More Lessons from Another DNA Exoneration (2009). University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 77, p. 1499, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1217602

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Western New England University School of Law ( email )
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Springfield, MA
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