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Saturday, September 28 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Guilt and Innocence

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Moderators
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Brandi Grissom (mod.)

Managing Editor, The Texas Tribune
Grissom is The Texas Tribune's managing editor and joined the staff when the publication launched in 2009. In addition to editing duties, she leads the Tribune's coverage of criminal justice issues. Grissom joined the Tribune after four years at the El Paso Times, where she acted as a one-woman Capitol bureau.

Speakers
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Rodney Ellis

State Senator; Chairman of the Open Government Committee
Ellis, D-Houston, was elected in 1990 to represent District 13 in the Texas Senate. He serves as the chairman of the Open Government Committee and sits on the Natural Resources, State Affairs and Transportation committees. Before his election to the Senate, Ellis served three terms on the Houston City Council.
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Wallace Jefferson

Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
Gov. Rick Perry appointed Jefferson chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court in 2004. In 2010, Jefferson served one term as president of the Conference of Chief Justices. Previously, as a partner in the appellate-specialty firm Crofts, Callaway & Jefferson, he successfully argued two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Sarah Kerrigan

Vice Chairwoman, Texas Forensic Science Commission
Kerrigan is chairwoman of the Forensic Science Department at Sam Houston State University. She received her initial training in forensic toxicology twenty-three years ago at the Scotland Yard Forensic Science Laboratory in London, England. Between 2009 and 2012 she served as the Laboratory Director of the SHSU Regional Crime Laboratory, an independent, accredited forensic laboratory in The Woodlands, TX.
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Vikrant Reddy

Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Reddy is a policy analyst in the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, where he coordinates the Right on Crime campaign. He has worked as a research assistant at the Cato Institute and as an attorney. He received his law degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
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Barry Scheck

Co-Founder, The Innocence Project
Scheck co-founded the Innocence Project, a nonprofit dedicated to criminal justice reform and to exonerating wrongly convicted people, in 1992. The Innocence Project has helped exonerate 311 men and women through DNA testing. Scheck is also a professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.


Saturday September 28, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
AT&T Center Conference Rm. 301

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