ACS Battleground Series: Making a Murderer: Wrongful Convictions & America's "Justice" System

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    We are proud to be participating in this very timely program as a part of the 2020 American Constitution Society (ACS) Battleground Regional Convening Series. Entitled, “Making a Murderer: Wrongful Convictions & America's ‘Justice’ System,” this program will discuss wrongful convictions, false confessions and the racial biases in the justice system.

    Moderated by principal Marisa Darden, a member of the ACS Northeast Ohio Board of Directors and former Assistant US Attorney, this complimentary event will feature:

    • Eric Blackmon, Exoneree (wrongfully convicted of murder; spent 14 years in prison)
    • Andrea Louise Lewis, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Center on Wrongful Convictions
    • Pierce Reed, Policy Coordinating and Systems Liaison, Ohio Innocence Project; Member, ACS Cincinnati Board of Directors
    • Greg Swygert, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Center on Wrongful Convictions

    We hope you can join us for this special opportunity to hear from these noted experts. The program is part of this year's virtual regional convening hosted by the ACS lawyer and student chapters in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The series will explore how election administration and voting rights; race and the criminal process; and other issues particularly impact these battleground states. By registering once, you will have access to the remaining series programs featuring practitioners and scholars at the heart of today's most urgent legal fights.