“60 Minutes,” aired a story on Sunday, March 31 about an Arizona man who will be freed from prison this week after serving more than 40 years for a conviction based on flawed science. CBS Correspondent Steve Kroft recently interviewed Edward Novak, of national law firm Polsinelli Shughart, who worked with the Arizona Justice Project to free the man who is now in his late fifties.
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The Arizona Justice Project and Edward Novak will speak in depth to Tucson and Phoenix media this week about the case. Also in attendance, will be the man wrongly convicted of the crime. We will notify the media early next week with details of a news conference to be held at Polsinelli Shughart at CityScape.
About the Arizona Justice Project
Since 1998, The Justice Project has been helping to overturn -- and prevent -- wrongful convictions in the State of Arizona. The Justice Project examines claims of innocence and manifest injustice, and provides legal representation for inmates believed to have been failed by the criminal justice system. The Justice Project also works for policy reform, to strengthen the criminal justice system and minimize the likelihood that wrongful convictions will occur in the first place. For more info: www.azjusticeproject.org
About Edward Novak
Edward F. Novak practices in the area of white collar crime/special matters. He has extensive jury, non-jury and appellate experience in criminal defense cases, complex civil litigation and government agency investigations in several areas including health care. He leads the Phoenix office of Polsinelli Shughart as office managing partner. For more info www.polsinelli.com
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