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John Raley is the greatest trial lawyer

I have ever seen in action

besides being an all-round GREAT GUY.

Below is an email from John about his most important case ever

and I urge everyone to watch 60 Minutes this coming Sunday.

Friends,

I wanted to let you know that 60 Minutes has confirmed that they will run the Michael Morton exoneration story this Sunday night the 25th.

Michael’s wife was brutally murdered at home 26 years ago while Michael was at work. He was charged with the crime and wrongfully convicted. Evidence of his innocence was concealed. After a 7 year fight to obtain DNA testing, Michael has this year been declared Actually Innocent by the State of Texas and released after 25 years in prison. The DNA testing also lead to a hit on a known felon with a lengthy record in 3 states, who has been indicted for the murder.

Many of you have supported Michael’s cause with your prayers and good wishes. He appreciates both very much. Sunday, if you have a chance to tune in, Michael will tell his story. I am interviewed briefly as well, as is Barry Scheck of my co-counsel The Innocence Project.

Take care,

John Raley

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Guest Tom Scully

Ray, I'm inclined to move this thread out of JFK Debate but I, and I'm sure other moderators want to give you the benefit of the doubt as to the issue of relevance.

My reasoning is that the only relevance is that the investigating of this crime was botched and it happened in the state of Texas and JFK was assassinated in Texas.

Texas is a big state. There is a map at this link illustrating the location of the county where this crime occurred.:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamson_County,_Texas

Here is a brief discription.:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/michael-morton-free-25-years-prison-exonerated-wifes/story?id=14663445#.T20LmBAprAs

By CHRISTINA CARON

Oct. 4, 2011

After serving nearly 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife, Michael Morton was freed this afternoon in Texas, exonerated by DNA evidence that connected another man to his wife's bludgeoning.

The former grocery store employee, who is now 57, was released Tuesday afternoon when he appeared before the 26th Judicial Court of Williamston County Texas. ...

....A sergeant at the Williamson County Sheriff's Office interviewed Morton's mother-in-law and his son Eric, who was 3 years old at the time. ....

I can recognize relevance when reporting on a current event related to a botched investigation involves an old case handled by the Dallas P.D., or a former Dallas D.A. and the relationship of the case to a decision or a policy of a more recent Dallas D.A., or even involvement of the FBI crime lab where a relevant link to the investigation in Dallas in November, 1963.

So far, I just don't see why this belongs here. Why is it here and where would be your second preference for this thread to be on the Education Forum?

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Guest Robert Morrow

Interesting story. But please move this thread out of the JFK assassination forum.

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Interesting story. But please move this thread out of the JFK assassination forum.

Why am I not surprised that Oswald accusers

would want to banish this thread

from the JFK forum

where it properly belongs

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My reasoning is that the only relevance is that the investigating of this crime was botched and it happened in the state of Texas and JFK was assassinated in Texas.

Tom, I submit that your real reasoning is that you believe Lee Oswald was guilty

of some involvement in the JFK assassination

although you are not sure in what way exactly.

So you and other false accusers don't like it when the mindset of false accusers

is exposed to the light.

John Raley is determined to prove, and time will tell if he is right

that the investigation of the Morton murder wan't botched, as you claim

but that Morton was deliberately framed

by the prosecutor who concealed proof of Morton's innocence.

A few of us know that that something similar happened in the case of Lee Oswald.

The first round of false accusers claimed that Lee was a lone assassin

while the second round of false accusers claim he was part of the conspiracy.

Not much difference between the the two sets of false accusers in my book.

As I have aid before, it beats me

how you came to be a moderator on this forum

with your agenda-driven style of moderation.

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John Raley is the greatest trial lawyer

I have ever seen in action

besides being an all-round GREAT GUY.

Below is an email from John about his most important case ever

and I urge everyone to watch 60 Minutes this coming Sunday.

Friends,

I wanted to let you know that 60 Minutes has confirmed that they will run the Michael Morton exoneration story this Sunday night the 25th.

Michael’s wife was brutally murdered at home 26 years ago while Michael was at work. He was charged with the crime and wrongfully convicted. Evidence of his innocence was concealed. After a 7 year fight to obtain DNA testing, Michael has this year been declared Actually Innocent by the State of Texas and released after 25 years in prison. The DNA testing also lead to a hit on a known felon with a lengthy record in 3 states, who has been indicted for the murder.

Many of you have supported Michael’s cause with your prayers and good wishes. He appreciates both very much. Sunday, if you have a chance to tune in, Michael will tell his story. I am interviewed briefly as well, as is Barry Scheck of my co-counsel The Innocence Project.

Take care,

John Raley

Thanks for the heads up Ray. I have been closely following this story for sometime. It is far bigger than the hidden DNA.

The Williamson CY prosecutor withheld crucial evidence from the trial attorney. He is now a judge. I am thrilled that 60 minutes is covering this. HOwever I still do not expect true justice. This IS Tx. after all.

Dawn

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Aside from the controversy over whether this subject belongs here...

Thank you Douglas.

I recently had the privilege of visiting THE ALAMO

where many brave men died.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBup2JAY0EM

I always admire a man who is prepared to take a stand.

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HOwever I still do not expect true justice. This IS Tx. after all.

Dawn

Greetings Dawn.

Good to hear from you again.

As a student of Charles Sanders Peirce

I believe that truth will emerge in the long run

even in Texas.

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Guest Robert Morrow

Interesting story. But please move this thread out of the JFK assassination forum.

Why am I not surprised that Oswald accusers

would want to banish this thread

from the JFK forum

where it properly belongs

I do think think Oswald shot anyone on 11/22/63. Not JFK. Not Tippit. And in no way Edwin Walker in April, 1963.

Because Oswald was US intelligence, I do think he had something to do with the JFK assassination. But he shot no one.

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Bo think he had something to do with the JFK assassination. But he shot no one.

SO that puts you in the rank of Oswald accusers

just like Will Fritz, Earl Warren, Jim Garrison

etc. et al

Birds of a feather flock together.

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Et al certainly included Lee Oswald's widow.

Don't y'all admire a guy like Hogan who specializes in WIDOW-BASHING

It didn't take long for Carroll to turn things personal and nasty. Members are used to it, it's all he's got.

In my book, anyone who is an OSWALD ACCUSER is on the side of the assassins.

Leo Sauvage, God Bless him, was the best of the EARLY CRITICS.

Leo Sauvage was the FIRST AND ONLY advocate Lee Oswald had among the early Warren Commission critics.

From The Oswald Affair by Leo Sauvage (p 189):

But above all, with the exception that the rights crying out to be upheld in this case were not the rights of the widow

who had come to accuse her husband
, but those of Lee Harvey Oswald, condemned and executed without trial.

I added the bold to Sauvage's quote.

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