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Keller is not the only one. As of mid-July eastern Kentucky had not acted on 23.5 percent of the motions to vacate, most of which were filed in 2008 or 2009. Other federal courts with similar or greater totals over the past five years resolved these with comparatively jet speed: all but 3.2 percent (western Kentucky); all but .01 percent (Kansas); all but 3.9 percent (western Oklahoma); all but 6.5 percent (eastern Michigan).

It may be that the federal court in the eastern Kentucky is poorly administered. Or it may be that the judges and magistrates have no compunction about violating the Constitutional rights of people who are victimized by a miscarriage of justice.

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Wolk's current interest is wrongful convictions, which happen over and over again when the victim of police and/or prosecutorial misconduct is a teen. Her efforts to right these wrongs include her legal novel, "Accidental Felon," offering legal (more...)
 

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Harvey Silverglate documents it in his terrifying ... by Gloria Grening Wolk on Saturday, Jul 31, 2010 at 10:37:08 PM
is a shameful result of the politicization of the ... by Archie on Sunday, Aug 1, 2010 at 4:02:14 PM
If, as you say, it is well known in international ... by Gloria Grening Wolk on Sunday, Aug 1, 2010 at 4:49:35 PM
If the US "Justice" system was really just, that w... by John Jonik on Sunday, Aug 1, 2010 at 5:52:42 PM
We do not have a justice system that works as adve... by Gloria Grening Wolk on Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010 at 12:06:22 PM