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Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) hosts panel to discuss newspaper series, "Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice?"

Friday, Mar. 24, 2006

WHAT: The Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University School of Law will host a panel discussion featuring Fredric Tulsky, San Jose Mercury News author of “Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice.”  Pulitzer Prize winner Tulsky will discuss his three-year investigation of the Santa Clara County criminal justice system.

The San Jose Mercury News published Tulsky’s findings of a three year study of Santa Clara County criminal trials in a five-part series beginning on Jan. 22, 2006.  His findings included many factors that lead to wrongful conviction, including questionable conduct by prosecutors, defense attorneys, trial judges and the appellate court

WHO: The panel will comprise of Frederic Tulsky, Gerald Uelmen, SCU law faculty, Mary Greenwood, Public Defender for Santa Clara County and Karen Sinunu, Santa Clara county prosecutor who is running for District Attorney.  The panel will be moderated by Cookie Ridolfi, Executive Director of NCIP.

WHEN:

Wed. March 29 from noon 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Bannan Hall, Room 139, Santa Clara University,

500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara, CA 95053

MEDIA CONTACT: Deepa Arora:408-554-5125

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its 8,397 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the third-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. More information is online at www.scu.edu.

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