Rights of the Accused: Fact or Fiction? An In Depth Look at Constitutional Protections of Criminal Defendants
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Tom Kertscher is the reporter for the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel who covered the trial of Steven Avery, the defendant portrayed in the 2015 Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer.
Brad Rudin, J.D. is an Assistant District Attorney of Tompkins County. He worked as the staff attorney at the Ithaca office of Prisoners Legal Services of New York and was a supervising and staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society in New York City. He has co-auhtored, with Betsy Hutchings, articles on lawyer ehtics for the New York Law Journal and other publications. Brad has been a presenter on ethics panels sponsored by the Tompkins County Bar Association and the NYS Bar Association.
Joe Joch, J.D. was born in 1943 in Mineola, New York and grew up in Manhasset, New York (Long Island). He attended Cornell University and obtained his B.A. in Government in 1966. He attended New York University School of Law and obtained his J.D. in 1969. Joe was admitted to practice in New York State in 1970. He started law practice as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County in 1970 and soon progressed to the position of Prosecutor of the Special Narcotics Courts for the City of New York. Joe was elected Tompkins County District Attorney in 1974. He is admitted to practice in Federal and State Courts in New York and Pennsylvania. (description from jochandkirby.com)
Table of Contents
- Tom Kertscher: Writings
- Brad Rudin, J.D.
- Crime Reporting
- Criminal Law books: a selection
- Organizations & Associations
- Armani, J.D. &The Buried Bodies case
- Contact Us
- The Constitution
- The Making of the Documentary
- PBS NewsHour video & transcript
- Netflix: Watch Making of a Murderer online
Tom Kertscher: Writings
- Brett Favre: a Packer fan’s tribute : third edition, the final season. Nashville, Tenn.: Cumberland House Pub, 2008.
- Cracked sidewalks and French pastry: the wit and wisdom of Al McGuire. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.
Brad Rudin, J.D.
Articles by Mr. Rudin in the New York Law Journal
Articles by Mr. Rudin in the New York Legal Ethics Reporter
New York Times article distributed and discussed:
New York's Criminal Procedure Law: FindLaw
- How to cover a court trial: 6 tips for journalists. (2013, October 21) from Poynter.com. Tips by Saul Sugarman, court reporter for the legal newspaper the Daily Journal (CA).
- Practicing Ethical Journalism when Covering Crime by the Society of Professional Journalists. Insights of Felisa Cardona, crime reporter for the Denver Post.
- 26 ways to find information on people: Tips for journalists writing about crime on deadline from Journalist's Resource, Denise-Marie Ordway, August 30, 2016
- Search EBSCO for Crime & the Press or Murder -- Press Coverage
- Search ARGOS (library search engine) for Crime Reporting and Journalism
Criminal Law books: a selection
- Bergman, P., & Berman-Barrett, S. J. (2015). The criminal law handbook: know your rights, survive the system
- Cooper, S. L. (Ed.). (2014). Controversies in innocence cases in America. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.
del Carmen, R. V., Hemmens, C., & Carmen, D. (2010). Criminal Procedure and the Supreme Court : A Guide to the Major Decisions on Search and Seizure, Privacy, and Individual Rights. Blue Ridge Summit, US: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Ebook. Print also available.
- Garrett, B. (2011). Convicting the innocent: where criminal prosecutions go wrong. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press. PRINT version
- Garrett, B. L. (2011). Convicting the innocent: where criminal prosecutions go wrong EBOOK version. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.
- Givelber, D. (2012). Not guilty: are the acquitted innocent? / Daniel Givelber and Amy Farrell. New York: New York University Press.
- Israel, J. H., & LaFave, W. R. (2014). Criminal procedure: constitutional limitations in a nutshell
- Loewy, A. H. (2009). Criminal law in a nutshell (5th ed). St. Paul, MN: West.
- Stevenson, B. (2014). Just mercy: a story of justice and redemption (First edition). New York: Spiegel & Grau.
Jeffery T. Walker author. (2015). Legal guide for police: constitutional issues / by Jeffery T. Walker, Craig Hemmens. (10th edition..). New York, NY: Routledge.
- Worrall, J. L., & Nugent-Borakove, M. E. (2008). The changing role of the American prosecutor / edited by John L. Worrall and M. Elaine Nugent-Borakove, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Organizations & Associations
- The Innocence Project: Steven Avery. The Innocence Project on Charlie Rose: watch it
- Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Bryan Stevenson interviewed on Charlie Rose: watch it
- American Bar Association: Center for Professional Responsibility
- Hiscock Legal Aid Society (both civil and criminal cases in Onondoga County)
- Legal Aid Society (New York City)
- National District Attorney's Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Onondaga County Bar Association
- Prisoners Legal Services of New York
- Poynter Institute
- Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics
- Tompkins County Bar Association
- Vera Institute of Justice
Armani, J.D. &The Buried Bodies case
Member of the Onondaga County Bar Association.
Profile: matindale.com ; LinkedIn
Radiolab. (June 3, 2016). The Buried Bodies Case.
- Criminal Law. (2005). In S. Phelps & J. Lehman (Eds.), West's Encyclopedia of American Law (2nd ed., Vol. 3, pp. 273-281). Detroit: Gale.
- Brady v. Maryland. (n.d.). Oyez. Supreme Court case from 1962 which poses the question, "is the prosecution’s suppression of Boblit’s confession deny Brady due process?"
- Due Process of Law. (2005). In S. Phelps & J. Lehman (Eds.), West's Encyclopedia of American Law (2nd ed., Vol. 4, pp. 37-41). Detroit: Gale. "The constitutional guarantee of due process of law, found in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, prohibits all levels of government from arbitrarily or unfairly depriving individuals of their basic constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property. The DUE PROCESS CLAUSE of the FIFTH AMENDMENT, ratified in 1791, asserts that no person shall 'be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.' This amendment restricts the powers of the federal government"
- Preface to "Is the Right to Due Process in Danger?" (2013). In N. Merino (Ed.), Opposing Viewpoints. Civil Liberties. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.
- Criminal Procedure. (1999). In M. Mikula (Ed.), Great American Court Cases (Vol. 2). Detroit: Gale.
- Exculpatory (definition from the Oxford English Dictionary)
- Search and Seizure. (2005). In S. Phelps & J. Lehman (Eds.), West's Encyclopedia of American Law (2nd ed., Vol. 9, pp. 39-44). Detroit: Gale.
The Making of the Documentary
(photo from NPR)
PBS NewsHour video & transcript
Netflix: Watch Making of a Murderer online
- Netflix: Watch Making of a Murderer online (requires a subscription or a free trial; the library will purchase a DVD copy in the future if/when it is released)
"Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime."
- Follow the show in Twitter or Facebook
- IMDB entry for Making of a Murderer
- The Wikipedia page for the show lists out the Episodes and their lengths.
- Articles about the show in the library's search engine ARGOS.