On January 21, 2014, Paul’s case was dealt both a setback and step forward. On the positive side, the New York Court of Appeals reversed two legal rulings of the trial court.

The PCDF is honored and excited to announce the web interview with one of the PCDF founders as they discuss many of the unanswered questions surrounding the homicide of Catherine Woods

New York has the third highest number of wrongful convictions overturned by DNA evidence. Yet it lags behind in enacting reforms that would prevent innocent people from being wrongly convicted.

In his Charles Smith Blog, journalist and lawyer Harold Levy exposes flaws and flawed forensic scientists.  His latest entry focuses on the “bloody” fingerprint used to convict Paul Cortez and the fallibility in the process of obtaining that print.

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