March 29, 2018

Maryland Appellate Court Upholds Lower Court Ruling, Retrial, in Syed Case, Featured On "Serial" @serial

The Maryland Special Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling overturning Adnan Syed's conviction for murder and ordering a new trial. The first season of the popular podcast Serial featured Mr. Syed's trial, conviction, and appeals over the 1999 murder of his classmate and former girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The podcast focused a great deal of attention on the case.

The government could still decide to appeal the latest ruling.

On Serial's effect on law and popular culture, here's a selected bibliography.

Rabia Chaudry, Undisclosed: Five Legal Lessons From the Case of Adnan Syed. 48 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 363

Julie Gafney, Teaching Serial at the Criminal Justice College.

Tony Jeff, Crowdsourcing Justice. 35 Miss. C. L. Rev. 365 (2016/2017).

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