Justiceline: March 14, 2013

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  • At least 23 states have no mechanism for compensating those who spend years in jail after being wrongfully convicted of a crime. As Colorado considers a wrongful imprisonment bill, the New York Times explores the life of one inmate starting over after 18 years behind bars.
  • NPR has a fascinating story about a defense lawyer who was convicted after his client revealed that he manufactured evidence and put in false testimony in his case.
  • In the wake of revelations that a former chemist may have falsified Massachusetts crime lab results, hundreds of convicts and defendants have already been released, as prosecutors struggle to mitigate the damage.
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced an amendment Tuesday to overturn Citizens United.