Quote of the Day - DNA is an abbreviation for deoxyribonucleicantidisestablishmentarianism, a complex string of syllables.
Our internet radio program, Coast to Coast, on the Legal Talk Network and co-hosted my fellow Law.com blogger, Robert Ambrogi, looks at how DNA is being used in many cases to prove previously convicted people innocent of crimes for which many have served decades in jail. You'll hear about the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic founded by Barry Scheck, of O.J. Simpson trial fame and his partner, Peter Neufeld, which has freed 172 wrongly convicted men and women. We have two guests on this week's show.
Joining us is Attorney Robert N. Feldman, partner at the Boston firm, Birnbaum & Godkin, LLP, and one of the founders of the New England Innocence Project. He is a lawyer with the firm Birnbaum & Godkin, LLP and also one of the founders of the New England Innocence Project. Rob represents wrongly convicted individuals who are seeking compensation for false conviction and imprisonment. His practice also focuses on civil business litigation … with clients ranging from large public companies to new businesses and individuals.
Also joining us is Attorney Josh Marquis, has been District Attorney of Clatsop County (Astoria) Oregon, since 1994. He is currently Vice President of the National District Attorneys Association and a member of that group's governing Executive Committee. Attorney Marquis is a former president of the Oregon District Attorney's Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the since 1997. He is also a frequent guest on national radio and television programs discussing criminal justice and has written extensively on capital punishment and debated the subject from Oregon to Mexico to Brussels.