The decision means new evidence may be considered in a high-profile, 1994 murder-rape case. A U.S. Supreme Court opinion was a key consideration.
In percentage of owners as well as earnings, Black-owned businesses lag behind white counterparts in Maine
A lack of up-to-date data is hindering efforts for the state to work toward eliminating the inequalities.
Black Owned Maine in a matter of months has not only focused attention on a group working to stimulate the state’s economy, but has raised money to help businesses and families make their way through the pandemic.
Legislative committee passes bill helping convicted people introduce new evidence, but arguments persist on both sides
The bill, which heads to the full legislature, would eliminate a time limit for prisoners to present new evidence, but some say that would burden courts and mean cases never would be final.
State legislators consider a bill that would allow evidence of innocence to be admitted in post-conviction reviews without tight time limits and other restrictions.
As a judge considers his fourth appeal and a resurrected bill challenges time limits on presenting new evidence, convicted murderer Foster Bates has renewed hope for a retrial.