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As a Philly Judge Agreed to Overturn A Murder Conviction After 31 Years, the DA’s Office Took Aim at the Justice System, The Philadelphia Inquirer

June 12, 2020

Partner Nathan Andrisani was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding the release of his pro bono client, Andrew Swainson, from State Correctional Institution at Dallas in Pennsylvania following more than 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. “Andrew Swainson has been suffering from a wrongful and unjust conviction for 31 years,” said Nathan during a virtual hearing, which was covered by the newspaper. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Shelley Robins New vacated Mr. Swainson’s conviction for the 1988 murder after the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and his defense lawyers, who included Nathan’s co-counsel at the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, agreed it was tainted by false eyewitness testimony, undisclosed incentives made to a witness, and constitutional due-process violations. He was released later that day.

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