56 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2008 Last revised: 28 Dec 2011
Date Written: 2009
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.
Keywords: criminal, exoneration, innocence, race, appeals, postconviction
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1217602