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Making a Murderer Continued: Will Brendan Dassey Ever Receive Justice?

This article first appeared on Dorf on Law.

In 1970, the University of Chicago Law Review published an article titled Is Innocence Irrelevant? Collateral Attack on Criminal Judgments by federal appeals court judge Henry Friendly.

Judge Friendly was a judicial conservative in the small-c sense, non-ideological, committed to deciding cases narrowly, and an expert legal craftsman.

As a young lawyer, Chief Justice John Roberts clerked for Friendly during Friendly’s later years, and Roberts is fond of quoting (though not always abiding by) Friendly’s aphorism that if it is not necessary to decide an issue to decide a case, it is necessary not to decide the issue.

Is Innocence Irrelevant? was somewhat uncharacteristic of Friendly in that it offered a controversial policy proposal on a politically contentious issue.

Was Brendan Dassey’s confession coerced? SCOTUS review a ‘long shot’ in ‘Making a Murderer’ case

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Lawyers for Brendan Dassey say they will continue to pursue relief for their client after an en banc federal appeals court rejected their argument that his confession was unconstitutionally coerced.

Lawyers for Dassey say their quest for relief includes a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Appleton Post-Crescent reports.

Dassey’s case was chronicled in the Making a Murderer Netflix series. In a 4-3 decision last Friday, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Read more at: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/was_brendan_dasseys_confession_coerced_scotus_review_a_longshot_in_making_a

Was Brendan Dassey’s confession coerced? SCOTUS review is a ‘long shot’ in ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Brendan Dassey.

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey say they will continue to pursue relief for their client after an en banc federal appeals court rejected their argument that his confession was unconstitutionally coerced.

Lawyers for Dassey say their quest for relief includes a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Appleton Post-Crescent reports.

Dassey’s case was chronicled in the Making a Murderer Netflix series. In a 4-3 decision last Friday, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Read more at: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/was_brendan_dasseys_confession_coerced_scotus_review_a_longshot_in_making_a

Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey loses quest to have confession thrown out: Part 1

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Anyone who watched Netflix’s hit 2015 documentary Making a Murderer is familiar with the case of Brendan Dassey, a 17-year-old Wisconsin youth who was convicted of helping his uncle murder Theresa Hallbach. Last Friday, a bitterly divided Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals likely defeated any remaining chance Dassey had of having his conviction overturned and being released.

Some background for those who never saw the series or are unfamiliar with the case:

Brendan’s uncle Steven Avery spent 18 years in Wisconsin state prison for sexual assault until DNA evidence exonerated him in 2003. He sued Manitowoc County for his wrongful conviction and became something of a local cause celebre for that movement, inspiring state legislation targeted at reforming police and prosecutorial tactics.

But in November 2005, Avery’s story took a dramatic and unexpected turn when he became the chief suspect in the disappearance

Read more at: http://www.chicagonow.com/friendly-curmudgeon/2017/12/making-a-murderers-brendan-dassey-loses-quest-to-have-confession-thrown-out-part-1/

Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey loses quest to have confession thrown out (Part 1)

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Anyone who watched Netflix’s hit 2015 documentary Making a Murderer is familiar with the case of Brendan Dassey, a 17-year-old Wisconsin youth who was convicted of helping his uncle murder Theresa Hallbach. Last Friday, a bitterly divided Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals likely defeated any remaining chance Dassey had of having his conviction overturned and being released.

Some background for those who never saw the series or are unfamiliar with the case:

Brendan’s uncle Steven Avery spent 18 years in Wisconsin state prison for sexual assault until DNA evidence exonerated him in 2003. He sued Manitowoc County for his wrongful conviction and became something of a local cause celebre for that movement, inspiring state legislation targeted at reforming police and prosecutorial tactics.

But in November 2005, Avery’s story took a dramatic and unexpected turn when he became the chief suspect in the disappearance

Read more at: http://www.chicagonow.com/friendly-curmudgeon/2017/12/making-a-murderers-brendan-dassey-loses-quest-to-have-confession-thrown-out-part-1/

Looks like there’s more bad news for Making A Murderer’s Brendan …




By Olivia Hayes

At one stage, it seemed freedom was right around the corner for Brendan Dassey.

One of the main subject’s of Netflix’s popular crime documentary series, Making A Murderer, had his ruling overturned throughout the year, raising hopes that he would soon leave prison.

Now though, it’s been repealed.He and his legal team had the motion for his release declined by a US appeals court.

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Brendan was only 16-years-old when he was convicted, and then this year, at the age of 28, after his conviction was overturned, a Chicago court house found he was interviewed properly by police and his confession of murder was not forced.

If you remember watching the series, Brendan was brought into the police station on his own, without a parent or guardian, when he

Read more at: https://www.joe.co.uk/news/looks-like-theres-more-bad-news-for-making-a-murderers-brendan-dassey-152832

Looks like there’s more bad news for Making A Murderer’s Brendan Dassey




By Olivia Hayes

At one stage, it seemed freedom was right around the corner for Brendan Dassey.

One of the main subject’s of Netflix’s popular crime documentary series, Making A Murderer, had his ruling overturned throughout the year, raising hopes that he would soon leave prison.

Now though, it’s been repealed.He and his legal team had the motion for his release declined by a US appeals court.

Image result for making a murderer brendan

Brendan was only 16-years-old when he was convicted, and then this year, at the age of 28, after his conviction was overturned, a Chicago court house found he was interviewed properly by police and his confession of murder was not forced.

If you remember watching the series, Brendan was brought into the police station on his own, without a parent or guardian, when he

Read more at: https://www.joe.co.uk/news/looks-like-theres-more-bad-news-for-making-a-murderers-brendan-dassey-152832

Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey will stay in jail after appeal fails

Brendan Dassey, the man who was jailed as a teenager after, he claims, being coerced into giving a confession, has lost his latest appeal for freedom.

Dassey came to fame with his uncle, Steven Avery, after both were the subject of gripping real crime Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, released in late 2015. 

On Friday, the Chicago federal appeals court overturned a ruling that could have seen Dassey freed from his life sentence.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/2017/12/11/making-murderers-brendan-dassey-will-stay-jail-appeal-fails/

Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey will not be freed as court rules confession stands

A US judge has called the failure of Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s appeal “a profound miscarriage of justice”.

A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed the Wisconsin inmate who featured in the Making a Murderer series from prison. 

The full 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed Brendan Dassey’s claims that investigators tricked him into confessing that he took part in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after telling detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

The 4-to-3 opinion conceded a ruling that wasn’t obvious or easy, but said it

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/99724440/making-a-murderer-brendan-dassey-will-not-be-freed-as-court-rules-confession-stands

Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey will not be freed as court rules …

A US judge has called the failure of Making A Murderer subject Brendan Dassey’s appeal “a profound miscarriage of justice”.

A federal appeals court in Chicago narrowly overturned a ruling Friday that could have freed the Wisconsin inmate who featured in the Making a Murderer series from prison. 

The full 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed Brendan Dassey’s claims that investigators tricked him into confessing that he took part in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after telling detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill Halbach.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

The 4-to-3 opinion conceded a ruling that wasn’t obvious or easy, but said it

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/99724440/making-a-murderer-brendan-dassey-will-not-be-freed-as-court-rules-confession-stands