In Legal Terms
In Legal Terms: Flowers v Mississippi
Guests for In Legal Terms:
- Jonathan Abram, a Pro Bono lawyer with Hogan Lovells website: Mississippi prosecutors will not retry Hogan Lovells client Curtis Flowers following Supreme Court decision and six trials
- Asscociate Dean Tucker Carrington, Director of the George Cochran Mississippi Innnocence Project https://innocenceproject.olemiss.edu/ Article: Curtis Flowers’ Conviction Overturned!
- Henderson Hill, Noted Capital Defense Attorney Article: Noted North Carolina attorney to join Curtis Flowers' defense team
- Robert McDuff, Mississippi Center for Justice, Jackson https://mscenterforjustice.org/curtis-flowers/ Article: Atticus Finch with a Laptop
Curtis Flowers was tried for murder six times in Mississippi. Four of the trials resulted in convictions, all of which were overturned on appeal. The U.S. Supreme Court reviewed Flowers' case. It overturned, on a 7–2 vote, the murder convictions in June 2019 in the decision Flowers v. Mississippi. In December 2019, Flowers was released from prison for the first time since his original arrest. On September 4th, 2020, the Attorney General for Mississippi announced she would not seek a seventh trial and had dropped the charges against Flowers.
The Flowers case served as the subject of a 2018 podcast, In the Dark, on American Public Media. https://features.apmreports.org/in-the-dark/season-two/
Hear the oral arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court and read the opinions https://www.oyez.org/cases/2018/17-9572