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Second Circuit on "Capturing the Friedmans"

The documentary "Capturing the Friedmans" was an astonishing tale of a Long Island family caught up in a 1980s child-sex-abuse prosecution hysteria. One of the participants, Jesse Friedman, petitioned the federal courts for relief, but was ineligible for habeas corpus; still, the Second Circuit was critical of how Nassau County law enforcement handled the case. [NY Times; Bernstein @ Volokh]

Michael Cernovich is less sanguine about the quasi-happy ending.

Update: CNN reporting (via ABAJ) that Nassau County prosecutors are investigating reopening the case.

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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