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.
We are very excited to announce that on July 17th, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York Court of Appeals granted Paul leave to appeal his case.
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.
Actress Claire Danes supports Paul Cortez’s fight for Justice.
David Moran, University of Michigan law professor and co-founder of the Michigan Innocence Project, is working diligently to recognize and reach out to the wrongly convicted.