Persuading the federal courts to overturn a murder conviction is no simple matter, but lawyers for Zachary Wilson have now done it twice -- in two unrelated murder cases -- and the latest decision also throws out a death sentence. In the first case, the defense argued that prosecutors improperly struck blacks from the jury. In the second case, the defense argued that the prosecutor had improperly withheld information that could impeach key goverment witnesses.
3rd Circuit Upholds Ruling Overturning Death Sentence for Failure to Disclose Evidence
The Legal Intelligencer
December 28, 2009