Join the FIU Federalist Society for its final event of the year:
Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, will give a presentation on DNA and Post-Conviction Exonerations, followed by comments from Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Dean, Florida International College of Law.
DNA testing has confirmed that despite the safeguards built into our criminal justice system, there still exists the possibility that individuals can be convicted of crimes they did not commit. Wrongful conviction of the innocent not only severely punishes those convicted and their families; it allows the person who actually committed the crime to go unpunished and to be free to commit additional crimes. Furthermore, a wrongful conviction places the victim of the crime in a position of having to endure continued participation in the criminal justice system. In addition, wrongful convictions negatively impact public trust and confidence in the justice system.
Who: Judge Douglas Ginsburg and Hon. R. Alexander Acosta
What: DNA & Post-Conviction Exonerations
When: April 19, 2011 at 12:30 pm
Where: FIU College of Law, RDB 1000 (Large Courtroom)
Note: Food and Drink provided.
Judge Douglas Ginsburg’s Bio:
Hon. R. Alexander Acosta’s Bio:
Florida Innocence Commission:
FIU Federalist Society