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Criminal Law, Evidence, Legal Education, Mental State, Miscarriages of Justice, Murder, Police and Prosecutors

Review of “The Judge and His Victim” on Miscarriages of Justice in Germany

Why, I've often asked myself on this blog and elsewhere, do German journalists travel the globe looking for miscarriages of justice both real and imagined, without giving a thought to simply visiting the nearest jail or court and seeing if there are any just around the corner? After all, Germans are more familiar with their… Continue reading Review of “The Judge and His Victim” on Miscarriages of Justice in Germany

Criminal Law, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering, Translation

10 Söring Myths, Part 10: The Disappearing Defamation

Welcome to Part 10 of my series on myths and misconceptions in the innocence claims of Jens Söring. These were originally intended as teasers for a very long article I wrote in German for the FAZ about the Söring case. That article has now been published under the title “Last Words on the Söring Case”, you… Continue reading 10 Söring Myths, Part 10: The Disappearing Defamation

Comparative Law, Criminal Law, Murder, Soering

10 Söring Myths, Part 9: The Biased Judge

Welcome to Part 9 of my series on myths and misconceptions in the innocence claims of Jens Söring. These were originally intended as teasers for a very long article I wrote in German for the FAZ about the Söring case. That article has now been published under the title "Last Words on the Söring Case",… Continue reading 10 Söring Myths, Part 9: The Biased Judge

Criminal Law, Self-Promotion, Soering, Uncategorized

A Short Jens Söring FAQ About Me and My Motivations

I've been getting lots of inquiries about who I am and why I have written so extensively about the Jens Söring case. So here's a FAQ. 1. Why do you hate Jens Söring? I don't. I've never met Söring, and I doubt I ever will. He strikes me as intelligent and articulate, with many positive… Continue reading A Short Jens Söring FAQ About Me and My Motivations

Criminal Law, Mental State, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Soering

10 Söring Myths, Part 8: Why Söring Confessed (Diminished Capacity)

First, I have some delightful news: My big article about the case of Jens Söring for the FAZ was finally published earlier today. Of course, the article is in German, and it's behind a paywall, but this link may get you the full version for a certain amount of time. If you would like to… Continue reading 10 Söring Myths, Part 8: Why Söring Confessed (Diminished Capacity)