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Lawyer for ‘Making a Murderer’ subject wants Supreme Court to review case

A lawyer for Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects in Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” said he hopes the Supreme Court will review his client’s case.

Steven Drizin spoke with Martin Pritikin, the dean of Concord Law School at Kaplan University, as part of a Facebook Live with about his experience with Dassey’s case.

The last movement on Dassey’s case happened in December, when the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled police properly obtained Dassey’s confession and he should remain behind bars.

In 2007, Dassey was convicted as a teenager along with his uncle Steven Avery of murdering Teresa Halbach two years earlier. Dassey was sentenced to life in prison. Then, in 2015, his story and interrogation were shown as part of the Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” which raised questions about the case. Dassey’s attorneys argue he was coerced into his confession.

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/lawyer-making-murderer-subject-supreme-court-review-case/story?id=53059779

‘Making a Murderer’ lawyer attacks police sergeant on Twitter and accuses him of planting evidence

Viewers of the show will know that at trial Buting strongly suggested evidence was planted against his client.

For anyone who’s now a bit rusty on the Making a Murderer case, here’s a brief summary: The 10-part documentary follows Steven Avery – a Wisconsin man wrongly convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985.

DNA evidence later proved his innocence, resulting in his release from 2003. Two years later, after filing a $36 million (£24.4 million) lawsuit against Manitowoc County for his wrongful conviction, Avery was then accused and convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach, a photographer who went missing in the area around the Avery family scrap yard – a crime that Avery’s defence team believes was pinned on Steven Avery by the Manitowoc County police.

Colborn was hired in 1992 under Manitowoc County Sheriff Tom Kocourek and became lieutenant of the detective bureau in 2013, according to Read more at: https://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/tv/making-a-murderer-steven-avery-jerry-buting-andrew-colborn/344148

Putnam County lawyer facing child pornography charge – WSAZ

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A Putnam County lawyer is facing a charge in federal court for a child pornography offense.

According to a federal indictment, Stephen Sluss is charged with receipt of child pornography.

The investigation began in May after an online group chat site alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that user had uploaded an image of possible child porn.

The report ID’d the user name and the user’s IP address.

The address came back as being from Scott Depot.

Later in May, information was gathered from a subpoena for information relating to the user name on the report.

According to the indictment, the subscriber of the IP address when the image was uploaded belonged to Stephen Sluss, Attorney at Law located in the 300 block of Beechwood Estates in Scott Depot.

A special agent went to the location in June where Sluss admitted

Read more at: http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Putnam-County-lawyer-facing-child-pornography-charge-463665523.html

Inside Track: Is a Top Uber In-House Lawyer Caught Up in a Cover-Up?

Welcome to Inside Track, where we’re covering key issues for in-house lawyers, answering your pressing questions and keeping you in the know about what your colleagues are up to. This week, it’s Uber in the hot seat—again! And it’s looking pretty uncomfortable for the company’s deputy GC. Plus, confusion at the CFPB and jail time for an ex-GC.

I’m Jennifer Williams-Alvarez, covering in-house lawyering from New York City. As always, you can email me at jwilliams@alm.com or find me on Twitter at @jenkayw.


What’s happening –

 

HOLD UP. Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber was, until Tuesday, slated to go to trial next week in San Francisco federal court. That was before everything imploded and Uber’s deputy GC Angela Padilla (above) found herself defending serious charges that she helped keep a damaging document under wraps. You’re going to want to read this story by my colleague Caroline Spiezio about what happened today in court.

The letter. The drama centers on a letter

Read more at: https://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2017/11/29/inside-track-is-a-top-uber-in-house-lawyer-caught-up-in-a-cover-up/

‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer Admits He Was Ineffective In Steven Avery Trial, New Attorney Says Teresa Halbach ‘Was …

One of the star attorneys from Netflix’s hit series Making a Murderer has admitted he provided Steven Avery ineffective counsel during his 2007 murder trial as his appeal attorney Kathleen Zellner continues to point the finger at his nephew, Bobby Dassey, as a suspect.

Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. He has always protested his innocence and believes he was framed. The Netflix documentary scrutinized inconsistencies in both the police investigation into the murder and Avery’s subsequent trial.

Avery’s lawyers in the initial trial, Jerry Buting and Dean Strang, gained global fame when Making a Murderer was released in December 2015, but have been accused by Avery in the past of mishandling his representation.

Now, Strang is admitting he provided Avery ineffective counsel as

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/making-murderer-lawyer-admits-he-was-ineffective-steven-avery-trial-new-714579

‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer Admits He Was Ineffective In Steven Avery Trial, New Attorney Says Theresa Halbach ‘Was …

One of the star attorneys from Netflix’s hit series Making a Murderer has admitted he provided Steven Avery ineffective counsel during his 2007 murder trial as his appeal attorney Kathleen Zellner continues to point the finger at his nephew, Bobby Dassey, as a suspect.

Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. He has always protested his innocence and believes he was framed. The Netflix documentary scrutinized inconsistencies in both the police investigation into the murder and Avery’s subsequent trial.

Avery’s lawyers in the initial trial, Jerry Buting and Dean Strang, gained global fame when Making a Murderer was released in December 2015, but have been accused by Avery in the past of mishandling his representation.

Now, Strang is admitting he provided Avery ineffective counsel as

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/making-murderer-lawyer-admits-he-was-ineffective-steven-avery-trial-new-714579

Lawyer: Freedom sweet for man wrongfully convicted in 1974

BATON ROUGE, La. — Nearly 50 years after he was arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse, a Louisiana man walked out of prison on Wednesday, his life sentence and conviction overturned by a judge who said the case against him was “weak at best.”

Authorities withheld evidence decades ago that could have exonerated Wilbert Jones, now 65, State District Judge Richard Anderson said.

Jones thanked God for the freedom, and his loyal family for never giving up hope. He also hugged his legal team at the Innocence Project New Orleans as tears flowed outside the gates of the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Jones’ lawyer, Emily Maw, praised “the extraordinary strength” of a man “who has spent over 16,000 days in prison for something he didn’t do,” and would nevertheless “come out with a faith in God and in humanity.”

Wajeedah Jones said she already knew what her uncle’s first

Read more at: https://www.10tv.com/article/lawyer-freedom-sweet-man-wrongfully-convicted-1974

‘Making a Murderer’ Steven Avery’s Lawyer Names Another New Suspect

The Netflix true crime series “Making a Murderer” is in the middle of filming its second season. The documentary remains its focus on Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s case in the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. Another twist recently sprung, however, as Avery’s lawyer pointed to a new suspect.

REUTERS/NetflixThe lawyer of Steven Avery, the subject of “Making a Murderer” on Netflix, says her client is innocent of his crimes.

Avery’s attorney Kathleen Zellner filed a new motion on Nov. 1 citing Bobby Dassey as the real killer. He’s the older brother of Brendan, who has been in prison for the last decade as Avery’s alleged accomplice in Halbach’s death.

Zellner implied that the Dassey brothers’ mom, Barb, and her husband, Scott Tadych, hid evidence from the cops to implicate Avery. The lawyer cited that Bobby’s laptop revealed disturbing details of

Read more at: https://www.christianpost.com/news/making-a-murderer-steven-averys-lawyer-names-another-new-suspect-205773/

Steven Avery’s Lawyer Points The Finger At New Suspects In The ‘Making A Murderer’ Case

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‘Making a Murderer’: Avery Lawyer Adds Allegations in New Court Motion

There’s still no word on when Netflix plans to drop Making a Murderer’s second season, but there’s been plenty of legal drama in recent weeks surrounding Steven Avery’s case. Last week, Avery’s attorney, Kathleen Zellner filed court documents that, amongst other legal issues, implicate Avery’s nephew Bobby Dassey – older brother to Avery’s co-defendant, Brendan Dassey – in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach. The Avery and Dassey families were reportedly kept in the dark about the attorney’s plan to present Bobby as a suspect, and it’s provoked shock, anger and, it seems, additional revelations. Yesterday, Zellner filed yet another supplement with further evidence to support both allegations – and all of it came from statements made by members of the Avery/Dassey clan in just the last few days.