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SLIDESHOW: Transcripts from Clarence Spivey's trial

Spivey’s account of how the police arrested him was at odds with the official version; the pants he was wearing figured prominently in the trial.
‘The truth has to come out’
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 11, 2012
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Was Clarence Spivey wrongfully convicted of rape 40 years ago?

The young woman, just 18 years old, was standing at the driver's side door of her blue Volkswagen in the parking lot of St. Joseph's Hospital in Providence on a clear and wintry Saturday evening when a young black man approached from behind and put a kni
‘The truth has to come out’
By JAMES ROBINSON  |  May 11, 2012
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Review: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

In Nuri Bilge Ceylan's minimalist "Eastern," the Leone-esque title seems ironic, as a team of bumbling investigators spend hours driving through the Anatolian wasteland searching for the grave of a murder victim.
Driving through the wasteland
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 11, 2012
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Closing the book on the West Memphis Three

The Paradise Lost story began in 1993 with the discovery of the bodies of three West Memphis, Arkansas, children in a watery ditch, hogtied and mutilated. A confession led police to the arrest of three teenagers: Damon Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie
Between heaven and hell
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 06, 2012
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Review: Into the Abyss

From the abyss of time in Cave of Forgotten Dreams , Werner Herzog turns to the abyss of capital punishment in today's America.
Werner Herzog turns to the abyss of capital punishment
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 11, 2011
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A libertarian's view of the Barstool/Brady child-porn fiasco

Sophisticated First Amendment scholars, lawyers, and media commentators, all of whom are strongly free-speech/free-press supporters, were critical of Coakley for allegedly engaging in a legal bluff — the veiled threat of possible prosecution under the st
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 26, 2011


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For Memphis Three, a bitter guilty plea

On Friday — after inspiring songs, award-winning documentaries, and celebrity-led protests — the West Memphis Three were suddenly freed from state custody, but only after all three pleaded guilty to the murders as part of the deal that secured their free
Prosecutorial discretion
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  August 26, 2011
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Slideshow: Karl Stevens, ''The Lodger'' (NSFW)

Artwork from Karl Stevens's gallery show at Carroll and Sons
Phoenix cartoonist gets a solo exhibition at Carroll and Sons, now through August 21, 2010
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 09, 2010
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Reading is fundamentalist

In 2009, liberals held firm control of the presidency, the US Senate, and the US House of Representatives. But there was one realm where conservatives dominated: the New York Times bestseller list.
Conservative screeds dominated the book charts this year. Will future election results follow the bestseller lists?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 25, 2009
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Guilty until proven guilty

The US Supreme Court's June 18 decision denying prisoners access to DNA testing — a procedure that could reliably prove innocence — adds to the high court's decades-long shameful record on criminal-justice issues.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 26, 2009