House Republicans demand Ginsburg’s recusal from Trump travel ban case

"Dozens of congressional Republicans are demanding that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse herself from ruling on President Trump’s travel ban case before the Supreme Court hears arguments in October, saying she’s already shown she can’t be an impartial jurist when it comes to Mr. Trump.

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Lumen Mulligan, associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Law, told The Washington Times that Supreme Court Justices often feel they have an obligation to hear a case because there’s only nine justices and a recusal would leave the court understaffed.

Editorial: Noble work

"The University of Kansas School of Law is to be commended for its continued work on behalf of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted.

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Jones’ case is just the latest victory that the KU Project for Innocence can claim. Since 2008, the project has won more than 40 direct appeals, constitutional challenges and actual innocence cases. Among those successes was helping secure the release in 2015 of Floyd Bledsoe, who spent 16 years in prison for a murder that evidence showed his brother committed.

In Case of Strong Resemblance, Law Clinic Wins Freedom for Man After 17 Years

"Law students and attorneys with the University of Kansas School of Law’s Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies and the Midwest Innocence Project spent nearly two years working to free Richard Jones, who was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison for aggravated robbery after several eyewitnesses, including the victim, identified him as the purse snatcher.

Kansas Inmate Freed After Doppelganger Found 17 Years Later

"Richard Jones spent 17 years in prison for a crime he has always insisted he didn't commit. Then attorneys discovered he had a doppelganger: a man who looked nearly identical to him and had a similar name.

On Thursday, Jones was released from prison after witnesses said they could barely tell the difference between the two men and no longer thought Jones was guilty.

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An innocent man served 17 years. His ‘crime’? He looked almost exactly like the real suspect.

"Investigators discovered that the crime Jones was convicted of was very likely committed by another man — his doppelganger with a somewhat-similar first name.

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The resemblance was uncanny. Their braided hairstyles, goatees, dark eyes, thick eye brows and complexion all look strikingly similar.

'We were just like, holy crap,' said Alice Craig, Jones’s attorney.

After finding his doppelganger, Kansas City man is freed from prison

"In prison for a crime he adamantly denied committing, Richard Anthony Jones repeatedly heard from others that there was another prisoner who looked just like him.

Not only were they doppelgangers, but Jones was told that he and the other man shared the same first name.

Jones never ran across the man, but the lawyers he passed the information on to began digging into his case and came to the conclusion that Jones was indeed an innocent man.

‘Everybody has a doppelganger’: KC man freed after 17 years in prison for robbery

"A Missouri man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a 1999 robbery was freed after supporters found another man who looked enough like him that the victim and other witnesses said they could no longer be sure who committed the crime.

Richard Anthony Jones, of Kansas City, Mo., always maintained he didn’t commit the robbery and two years ago asked two organizations that advocate for inmates for help proving his innocence.

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