“There is simply no justifiable reason why Texas continues to waste taxpayer dollars in its decade-long fight to prevent scientific testing in Mr. Skinner’s case.”
On October 27, 2011, more than a dozen current and former lawmakers, prosecutors, judges, police officers and even a former Texas governor sent a letter today calling … Continue Reading ››
It’s not nice to execute innocent people… but it’s legal
Herrera v Collins US Supreme Court decision 1993
On October 6, 2011, a federal judge ordered a hearing on the civil complaint in the light of the Supreme Court ruling in March to 24 October 2011. Hank's attorneys filed their written arguments and the opposing party on October 17, 2011.
On March 7, 2011, the US Supreme Court voted in favor of Hank 6 votes against 3. Decision is here. This decision allowed Hank to pursue his civil complaint to seek DNA testing.
At the 11th hour, the US Supreme Court ordered an unlimited stay. On May 24, two months to the day after the stay, the Court agreed to hear the case. Oral arguments were scheduled for Oct. 13 in Washington and the decision of the Court was awaited in the spring of 2011. It … Continue Reading ››
On February 19, 2010, Hank's attorneys filed a motion to expedite appeal. On March 1st, 2010, the US Supreme Court denied Hank's petition for writ of certiorari #09-7784, another petition for writ of cetiorari is still pending with the US Supreme Court. Also on March 1st, Hank's attorneys filed an application for post … Continue Reading ››
On January 15, 2010 the judge in charge of the complaint submitted its findings and recommended that the complaint be canceled. Federal Judge Mary Lou Robinson confirmed this report, January 20, 2010, she issued a one-page ruling confirming the cancellation of the complaint against the Gray County District Attorney, Lynn Switzer. This was … Continue Reading ››
On November 23, 2009, the defense filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court and on November 27, the team also filed a civil complaint in federal court against the Attorney General of Gray County, Lynn Switzer, who refuses to hand the evidence over to the defense so that DNA testing can be … Continue Reading ››