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Keith Findley presented "Sociological/Psychological Factors and Wrongful Convictions: 'Tunnel Vision,' Politics and Media" at the European Innocence Network Conference held at the University of Rome in October. The conference was titled "Rethinking Wrongful Conviction: A Comparative Overview."
In October, Ben Kempinen and Mary Prosser testified before the Wisconsin Assembly's Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety in support of Assembly Bill 414. The proposed legislation creates an exemption to Wisconsin's sex offender registry for teenagers convicted of having consensual sex. Under current law, two people under the age of 18 who have sexual contact can be charged with a felony offense, regardless of consent.
Megan McDermott presented "Justice Scalia's Bankruptcy Jurisprudence: The Right Judicial Philosophy for the Modern Bankruptcy Code?" at the University of Georgia School of Law. The article is forthcoming in the Utah Law Review.
Mitch's article, "Tipping the Scales of Justice: The Role of the Nonprofit Sliding Scale Law Firm in the Delivery of Legal Services," was published in the NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy in September.