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NCIP Client George Souliotes One Step Closer to Justice

On July 7, Chief U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii adopted the findings of a federal magistrate who found NCIP client, George Souliotes, to have made a sufficient showing of actual innocence to have the merits of his underlying claims heard regardless of whether the federal petition had been filed five days late. NCIP and the law firm Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe have represented Souliotes for over 10 years. Read more...

Linda StarrNCIP Honored by The Vanguard Court Watch of Yolo County

NCIP Legal Director Linda Starr accepted an award on behalf of the Northern California Innocence Project at the 2nd Annual Vanguard Court Watch Awards Dinner on July 26. The award was given to NCIP for its significant contributions to ensure the integrity of the justice system. Read more...

NCIP's Innocence Matters Breakfast Briefings Start Again this Fall

Join NCIP for its September 12, 2012 Breakfast Briefing, Absolute Immunity vs. Qualified Immunity: Why the Bad Prosecutors Never Pay. Margaret Johns, UC Davis Law Senior Lecturer, will discuss the history of absolute immunity and explain why qualified immunity could be the better solution for addressing prosecutors who commit misconduct. Read more...

New Jersey Supreme Court Announces Groundbreaking Rules for Eyewitness Identifications

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued the most detailed jury instructions on eyewitness identification in the nation. The new guidelines were designed to address growing skepticism in the reliability of eyewitness identification. Read more...

Innocence Watch

  • Kirk Odom, 50, became the second man in two months to be exonerated in the District of Columbia. Read more...
  • LaMonte Armstrong, 62, was released in June after a North Carolina judge threw out his murder conviction due to prosecutorial misconduct. Read more...
  • David Lee Gavitt, 54, walked free in June after 26 years in a Michigan prison having been wrongly convicted of the arson murder of his wife and two daughters. Read more...

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Santa Clara University School of Law
900 Lafayette Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 554-4790| Fax: (408) 554-5440


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