John Wesley Hall believes justice is a myth taught in classrooms, a fable found in law books, as imaginary as the unicorn and the mermaid. The Arkansas attorney mentions case after case in which he represented an innocent who wound up imprisoned or, worse, executed; in the course of a 30-minute interview, he mentions half a dozen instances in which the truth wasn't enough to set free the blameless. A judge once told him as much. “I lost faith in the system a long time ago,” Hall sa... More >>>
Killing joke: Damien Echols is scheduled to die for the murders of three young boys, despite a lack of evidence connecting him to the crimes.