“Making a Murderer” Valentine’s Day cards don’t appear to be making the rounds this year, but that doesn’t mean supporters aren’t eagerly awaiting Feb. 14.
On Tuesday, oral arguments in Dassey’s case will be presented to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. The panel of judges will hear arguments from the Wisconsin Department of Justice and from Dassey’s attorney, Laura Nirider, on Dassey’s overturned conviction.
The hearing has been causing a buzz in the #MakingAMurderer corner of the Twittersphere:
Dean Strang, one of the defense attorneys for Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery, told TMJ4 he’s been “deeply unsettled” by Dassey’s conviction. As for the appeal, the final decision is “anyone’s guess,” he said.
In a separate story in the Law Society Gazette, Strang is cited as telling a United Kingdom crowd that the UK criminal justice system is less open than the U.S.’s.
“Such miscarriages of justice would be harder to expose in the UK than the US, Strang said – because of a lack of openness throughout the criminal justice system,” the Gazette reports. “He was speaking at the launch of an open justice charter drawn up by the Centre for Criminal Appeals, which says British justice is lagging behind even the poorest states in America when it comes to access to information.”
Looking for some winter reading? Both Avery defense attorney Jerry Buting and disgraced prosecutor Ken Kratz have books coming out this month.
People magazine reports that Buting “assails” the criminal justice system in his book titled, “Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America’s Broken Justice System.” It’ll be in bookstores on Feb. 28.
Amazon describes the book this way: “Interweaving his account of the Steven Avery trial at the heart of Making a Murderer with other high profile cases from his criminal defense career, attorney Jerome F. Buting explains the flaws in America’s criminal justice system and lays out a provocative, persuasive blueprint for reform.”
The book includes personal and professional details, People reports, including an anecdote from his partying college days and his “disdain” for Ken Kratz.
Source: Postcrescent.com by: Alison Dirr
Edited to eliminate Kratz!