It’s True: Cameron’s Appeal Has Been Granted
Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 @ 1:34AM
Well, it sure has been a while since our last update. In June of last year, Cameron Crockett filed what was for all intents and purposes his last-ever chance of proving his innocence: his federal habeas corpus appeal. The most salient issue on appeal– as it has been for many years now– is the newly discovered seat belt evidence that Cameron’s trial attorney failed to investigate and secure for him. Now, as of August 28th, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has granted Cameron’s appeal on that issue. The Court also appointed the Georgetown Law Clinic to represent and assist Cameron from this point forward, which is in and of itself a substantial representation of the court’s belief in the merit of the case.
From a statistical standpoint, this is an extremely rare event. It’s completely unheard of for a pro se convict to win himself an appeal at this level. It does happen, but it’s still a true unicorn event. Moreover, once petitioners reach this stage, they prevail more often than not, as the courts aren’t inclined to grant appeals on cases that don’t seem likely to win. As such, there is now a reasonable expectation that finally, after all these years, Cameron might very well prove his innocence and completely overturn more than a decade of lies and injustice.
This is breaking news, so things are developing quickly. Cameron has been working rather successfully as an HVAC service technician in the Hampton Roads area, but he’s now dusting off the old law books in order to become just as lethal as he was when he wrote his winning appeal. With the noble assistance of the Georgetown Law Clinic, we think their collaboration will produce justice at last.
A copy of the simple court order granting the appeal is attached.