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This morning a friend is fighting for justice.

As I write this a Cincinnati lawyer, Carrie Wood, is arguing an immensely important case before the Ohio Supreme Court. At issue is a man's life. The defendant is on death row.  A DNA test would show whether he committed the crime.  The State of Ohio is denying him this test.  The test would cost the State of Ohio nothing and could free an innocent man.

Full disclosure: I went to law school with Carrie. I consider Carrie a friend. I would trust her to handle my case if I am arrested.  

She argues in about 20 minutes.

I will be watching it here:

http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/videostream/flash.asp.

You can read the case here:

http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Clerk/ecms/resultsbycasenumber.asp?type=3&year=2011&number=0778&myPage=searchbycasenumber.asp.

Here is what I said on Facebook with some details:

At desk, working, and awaiting Carrie Wood's argument before the Ohio Supreme Court. This is why lawyers exist. This is what we do. I am proud to call Carrie my friend and wish her luck in this most important case.
http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Clerk/ecms/resultsbycasenumber.asp?type=3&year=2011&number=0778&myPage=searchbycasenumber.asp

Watch it online here: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/videostream/flash.asp

As Mark Godsey said in his post:

Good luck to Carrie Wood who is arguing a death row case in the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday morning, on behalf of Tyrone Noling, an innocent man. The State of Ohio has thus far denied Tyrone the right to DNA testing to prove his innocence, despite the fact that another person, with an M.O. for committing similar murders, subsequently confessed to committing this crime. Also, all 3 trial witnesses against Tyrone have subsequently said Tyrone is innocent and they were pressured to testify falsely against him. The Atlantic.com called Carrie's argument Tuesday one of the 10 most significant legal events of 2013 in the U.S. I mooted Carrie today and she was amazing. Tyrone couldn't have a better attorney representing him in this important case. Prayers, thoughts and fingers crossed for Tyrone and Carrie... — with Kelly Culshaw and Jodi Shorr.
 Here is the problem as written by another amazing attorney, Mark Godsey. He heads the Ohio Innocence Project. http://scholarship.law.uc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1151&context=fac_pubs

I am also proud to consider him a friend and mentor.  
 More later.

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