The Constitution Project's Constitution Day program on wrongful convictions will be webcast today, live from Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC.
Annual Celebration of Constitution Day
Fifth Annual Constitutional Commentary Award Presentation and Discussion with the Honorees
Join The Constitution Project, the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and Georgetown University Law Center as we recognize distinguished authors Jim and Nancy Petro and Brandon Garrett for their respective books, False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent and Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong. In both works, the authors discuss the flaws in our criminal justice system that continue to result in wrongful convictions. The Constitution Project will present the three authors with its Constitutional Commentary Award, given annually to the author or producer of an outstanding work that has improved the quality of public discourse through insightful, articulate analysis of a constitutional issue of the day. Following the award presentation, Jeffrey Rosen will host a discussion with the three authors.
The webcast will be available here.
Brandon Garrett, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, author of Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong
Jim Petro, Former Republican Attorney General of Ohio (2003-2007), and Nancy Petro, co-authors of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent
Jeffrey Rosen (moderator), Legal Affairs Editor, The New Republic; Professor of Law, George Washington University
Fifth Annual Constitutional Commentary Award Presentation and discussion with the authors.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 3:30-6:30 pm EDT/ 2:30-5:30 pm CDT/ 1:30 pm MDT/ 12:30 pm PDT
Georgetown University School of Law
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001