Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Death Penalty, Discrimination Law, DNA, Murder, Racial Discrimination, Translation, True Crime

Pervis Payne: Not as Innocent as the Germans would have you Believe

The FAZ recently published a feature (g) on Pervis Payne, a former Tennessee death row inmate who now claims innocence. Payne, now in his 50s, was convicted in 1988 of the 1987 stabbing murders of Charisse Christopher, 28, and her daughter Lacie Jo, 2. Payne's death sentence was later vacated when it was shown he… Continue reading Pervis Payne: Not as Innocent as the Germans would have you Believe

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Death Penalty, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Policy, Public Law, Self-Promotion, Social Media, True Crime

Essay about Defending Death Row Inmates published in ‘Berliner Zeitung’

A few weeks ago, an editor at the Berliner Zeitung asked if I might be interested in writing a piece about how lawyers defend death row inmates in the USA. I said 'Sure, why not?' (Beers may have been involved). The piece was just published this weekend, you can read it here. It's paywalled --… Continue reading Essay about Defending Death Row Inmates published in ‘Berliner Zeitung’