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Kids Behind Bars — UK TV Documentary Featuring Blake Layman

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This week ITV a network in the UK aired a documentary called Kids Behind Bars.  One of the people featured on the documentary was Blake Layman.  Layman along with Jose Quiroz, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp make up the Elkhart 4. We have been unable to see the documentary because of international filters excluding non UK residents to see UK programming

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Tonight — ABC Nightline Prime — Episode on the Elkhart 4

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NEW — Video Preview of the episode:  - http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/elkhart-murder-conviction-questioned-24725761 Tonight — at 10:00 pm — ABC News Magazine show Nightline Prime will feature the case of the Elkhart 4. ABC News has published a full story discussing the case — read the story here – The story can be seen on ABC stations across the country at 10:00 pm. We will

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Appeals Update 9 – The Second Amicus Brief In Support of Layman and Sparks

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  The second amicus brief filed in support of Levi Sparks and Blake Layman is a collaborative effort by The Juvenile Law Center, The Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and the Children’s Law Center. These organisations have been active for a number of years and file amicus briefs nation wide in important cases involving juvenile justice.  These organisations were

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Top Juvenile Justice Lawyer and Advocate Joins the Case of the Elkhart 4

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  As we have already reported the Juvenile Law Center filed an amicus curiae in support of the appeals of Levi Sparks and Blake Layman. The Court of Appeals for Indiana approved this week an amendment to the amicus curiae submitted by the Juvenile Law Center in support of Layman and Sparks. What is significant about this amendment is that

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Constitutional Issues Raised By The Case of The Elkhart 4

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In previous articles we have looked at the text of the Indiana Felony Murder Rule.  Specifically, our article Is Curtis Hill Using the Case of The Elkhart 4 to Expand the Felony Murder Rule in Indiana, focuses on this law.  In that article we stressed our concern with the ambiguous wording of the law.  In today’s article we are going to look

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