Prosecutorial Misconduct
Professor James R. Elkins College of Law
West Virginia University|Spring|2012|



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Michael Morton DNA Evidence May Set Morton Free
KXAN News video, 2:49 mins. October 3, 2011. DNA could set a man free 25 years after he went to prison for killing his wife.

Michael Morton Set Free: October 4, 2011

Michael Morton imprisoned 25 years to be freed
KXAN News video, 1:43 mins. October 4, 2011

Michael Morton is a free man
KXAN News video, 2:27 mins. October 4, 2011

Michael Morton Speaks to the Press
Innocence Project upload, 3:57 mins. October 4, 2011. Michael Morton speaks to media in a Georgetown courtroom after Judge Sid Harle released him from wrongful imprisonment in the beating death of his wife, Christine.

Questioning of DA Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson [DA] News Conference
Texas Tribune video, November 16, 2011, 5:14 mins. Judge and former prosecutor Ken Anderson talks about the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton. | Longer version: pt.1 :: 8:09 mins. | pt.2 :: 8:39 mins.| pt.3 :: 3: 58 mins.|

Texas Tribune Weekend Insider: John Bradley
Texas Tribune video, November 17, 2011, 2:55 mins. Background report on John Bradley: Reporter Brandi Grissom profiles Williamson County district attorney John Bradley, a hard-nosed prosecutor who seems to have changed his philosophy in light of recent controversial court cases.

Jana Duty opposes John Bradley for the Williamson County District Attorney's Office | December 14, 2011, Texas Tribune, 5:42 mins.

John Raley [Defense Counsel] Texas Tribune Interview
Texas Tribune video, January 12, 2012, 9:33 mins.

Evidence of Innocence: The case of Michael Morton
CBS 60 Minutes, video, March 25, 2012, 13:50 minutes [alternative site]

Freeing Michael Morton
CBS This Morning video: March 26, 2012, 6:51 mins. Lara Logan, 60 Minutes correspondent, speaks about her "60 Minutes" report on the Michael Morton case. The video also shows Barry Scheck speaking to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the Morton case, at 1:20 mins. into the video. [alternate site]

Life after prison, Morton reunites with family
CBS 60 Minutes, video, March 25, 2012, 4:32 mins.

Morton's path from villain to hero
CBS 60 Minutes, video, March 25, 2012, 1:16 mins.

Background: Barry Scheck

Prosecutorial Ethics and the Right to a Fair Trial: The Role of the Brady Rule
Barry Scheck, Case Western Law Review Symposium: The Innocence Project in the Criminal Justice System | Scheck lecture begins at 1:40 mins. | total runtime--1 hr. 4 mins. |

Innocence Project
WPSU, Pennsylvania Inside Out | interview of Barry Scheck | posted by WPSU, July 9, 2009 | 21:44 mins.

Conversations with History: Barry Scheck
| uploaded by Berkeley, UCtelevision, April 24, 2008 | 56:42 mins.

Eye To Eye: Barry Scheck
CBS News, 3:26 mins.