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Prof. Natalie Ram on ‘DNA Dragnet’ at Arizona Facility Where Patient in Vegetative State Gave Birth

The shocking Dec. 29 birth of a baby to an Arizona woman who has been in a vegetative state for years launched an intense search for the man who raped her. With no specific suspects in mind, Phoenix police obtained … Continue reading

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Prof. Starger Heads to New Zealand for Sabbatical

While the rest of us are shoveling snow this weekend, UB School of Law Professor Colin Starger will be starting his sabbatical in Wellington, New Zealand, where the temperature is about 70 degrees. Prof. Starger, his wife, Professor Jessica Shiller, … Continue reading

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Dean Weich: Five Myths About Congressional Oversight

With a new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, political junkies and opponents of the Trump administration are expecting aggressive oversight of the executive branch. But as UB School of Law Dean Ronald Weich wrote in a Jan. 4 … Continue reading

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Opinion: After Exoneration, Apologies From Government Are Simply Not Enough; Compensation is Needed

There was much rejoicing last month when Clarence Shipley Jr., 47, was completely cleared of all criminal charges in a Baltimore city courtroom after serving 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. The exoneration was the … Continue reading

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After 27 Years Behind Bars, Man is Exonerated of All Charges, Thanks to UB School of Law Innocence Project Clinic

Clarence Shipley Jr. is going to have a very special Christmas this year. That’s because on Dec. 18, after spending 27 years in prison — more than half of his life — he was exonerated on all charges against him and … Continue reading

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As His Second Term Begins, Gov. Hogan Faces Pressure to Give Juvenile Lifers Opportunities for Parole

There are an estimated 2,100 people in prison nationwide who were sentenced to life for crimes they committed when they were 17 or younger. States have begun to eliminate sentences of life without parole for juveniles. Others have implemented alternative sentencing programs … Continue reading

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Bronfein Family Law Clinic Student-Attorneys Make Progress on Providing Dignity to Menstruating Inmates

Women are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. prison population. In Maryland, the female inmate population has more than tripled since 1978. Yet correctional facilities have fallen short in responding to the unique personal hygiene needs of this population … Continue reading

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