December 14, 2017
September 20, 2019 Marty Tankleff and a group of 38 other wrongfully convicted exonerees today filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Adnan Syed’s cert petition. The lead author of the brief is Alex Walsh of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. You can read the brief HERE. The Innocence Network and the MacArthur Justice Center today filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Adnan Syed’s cert petition. The lead author of the brief is Elaine J. Goldenberg of Munger, Tolles & Olson. You can read the brief HERE. September 17, 2019 The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers today filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Adnan Syed’s cert petition. The lead author of the brief is Lindsay Harrison of Jenner & Block. You can read the brief HERE. August 19, 2019 Syed today filed his petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court. Read it HERE. July 1, 2019 We are preparing to file a petition for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court has granted us a 30-day extension of time for the filing, so it is now due on August 19, 2019. As soon as it is filed it will be available here. Thank you for your continued support! April 9, 2019 Three amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs were filed Monday (4/8/19) in the Maryland Court of Appeals in support of Adnan Syed, who is asking the state’s highest Court to reconsider its opinion denying him a new trial. This is an extraordinary show of support from local, national and international organizations that respectfully ask the Court to take another look at this case. Each group expresses concern that the Court of Appeals decision will have unintended adverse consequences for the wrongly convicted. Because the rule governing motions for reconsideration does not address whether amicus briefs can be considered at this stage, each brief is accompanied by a motion asking the court for leave to file. The Court has not yet ruled on these motions. One of the briefs is filed on behalf of the international Innocence Network and the MacArthur Justice Center in Washington, D.C. It is authored by Elaine Goldenberg, Dahlia Mignouna and Jeremy Kreisberg of the law firm Munger Tolles & Olson. You can read that brief HERE. Another brief is filed on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. It is authored by Jessica Amunson, Lindsay Harrison and Caroline Cease of the the D.C. firm Jenner & Block. You can read that brief HERE. Last but not least, another brief is filed on behalf of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, the Maryland Office of the Public Defender and the following individual Maryland attorneys: William C. Brennan, Jr., Prof. Emeritus Jerome E. Deise, Paul B. DeWolfe, Nancy S. Forster, Andrew Jay Graham, Andrew D. Levy, Timothy F. Maloney, Paul F. Kemp, Prof. Michael Millemann William H. ”Billy” Murphy, Jr., Larry A. Nathans, Stanley I. Reed, Stuart O. Simms, Joshua R. Treem, Arnold M.