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Season 1:1 Changes in Mar…

Season 1:1 Changes in Marijuana Law

Season 1:1 Changes in Mar… From medical to recreational use, marijuana laws have been evolving. Mary Chartier, Takura Nyamfukudza, and Robert Hendricks join Liisa Speaker on In the Name of the Law to discuss changes in marijuana law. Read More
Season 1:2 Exonerating De…

Season 1:2 Exonerating Dennis Tomasik

Season 1:2 Exonerating De… Dennis Tomasik was wrongfully accused, convicted, and imprisoned for 9 years criminal sexual conduct. Mary Chartier, Takura Nyamfukudza, Lizzy Cary, and Kim Tomasik join Liisa Speaker on In the Name of the Law to discuss how Kim’s husband was wrongfully convicted and how the team at Chartier & Nyamfukudza exonerated him. Read More
Season 1:3 Exonerating Wr…

Season 1:3 Exonerating Wrongfully Convicted “Dangerous Dogs”

Season 1:3 Exonerating Wr… Three dogs were wrongfully accused of being dangerous dogs and sentenced to death. Mary Chartier, Takura Nyamfukudza, Lizzy Cary, and Celeste Dunn join Liisa Speaker on In the Name of the Law to discuss how the dogs were wrongfully convicted and ultimately saved from death. Read More
Season 1:4 Exonerating Le…

Season 1:4 Exonerating Ledura Watkins

Season 1:4 Exonerating Le… Ledura Watkins spent over 40 years in prison based on faulty hair comparison “science.” Mary Chartier, Takura Nyamfukudza, and Marla-Mitchell Cichon join Liisa Speaker on In the Name of the Law to discuss how Mr. Watkins was exonerated. Read More
Season 1:5 Self-Defense i…

Season 1:5 Self-Defense in Criminal Cases

Season 1:5 Self-Defense i… The Chartier & Nyamfukudza team won an attempted murder case arguing self-defense. Mary Chartier and Takura Nyamfukudza join Liisa Speaker on In the Name of the Law to discuss self-defense in criminal cases. Read More
Season 1:6 Fourth Amendme…

Season 1:6 Fourth Amendment Issues in Criminal Cases

Season 1:6 Fourth Amendme… The law surrounding searches and seizures by the police is complex and filled with misconceptions. Mary Chartier and Takura Nyamfukudza join Liisa Speaker on In the Name of the Law to discuss the law and some of the most common mistaken beliefs surrounding the Fourth Amendment. Read More
Season 1:7 First Amendmen…

Season 1:7 First Amendment Issues in Criminal Cases

Season 1:7 First Amendmen… The First Amendment often intersects with the criminal prosecution system, especially in cases involving protests. Mary Chartier and Takura Nyamfukudza join Liisa Speaker on In the Name of the Law to discuss First Amendment defenses in the criminal prosecution system. Read More
Season 1:8 Eyewitness Tes…

Season 1:8 Eyewitness Testimony

Season 1:8 Eyewitness Tes… Eyewitness misidentification has played a role in over 70% of wrongful convictions. Mary Chartier and Takura Nyamfukudza join Liisa Speaker on In the Name of the Law to discuss the problems behind relying on witness identification in court. Read More
Season 1:9 Race and the C…

Season 1:9 Race and the Criminal Prosecution System

Season 1:9 Race and the C… Systemic racism permeates the criminal prosecution system from encounters with the police to sentencing. Mary Chartier and Takura Nyamfukudza join Liisa Speaker on In the Name of the Law to discuss the issue of systemic racism in the criminal prosecution system. Read More
Season 1:10 Juveniles and…

Season 1:10 Juveniles and the Criminal Prosecution System

Season 1:10 Juveniles and… The United States Supreme Court has issued a number of recent opinions related to juveniles in the criminal prosecution system. Mary Chartier, Takura Nyamfukudza, Marisa Vinsky, and Lizzy Cary join Liisa Speaker on In the Name of the Law to discuss the Supreme Court’s decisions and the juvenile brain science behind those decisions. Read More