Guilty Until Proven Innocent? Stories of the Failing Public Defense System in the U.S.

N-Map is excited to be working on a new short film for The Constitution Project about the public defense system in the United States. The film will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Gideon v Wainwright, the landmark Supreme Court decision that established the right to counsel as a constitutional right. Though the decision guaranteed a… Read More Guilty Until Proven Innocent? Stories of the Failing Public Defense System in the U.S.

Fighting prosecutorial misconduct – a work in progress

Check out this preview of one of N-Map’s latest projects – an advocacy campaign with the Innocence Project and John Thompson and the issue of prosecutorial misconduct in the U.S.  John is a death row exoneree – he spent 14 years on death row for a murder that he had nothing to do with because his prosecutors… Read More Fighting prosecutorial misconduct – a work in progress

Restoring Democracy in Michigan

N-Map teamed up with the Advancement Project and Michigan Forward to create a video to help them raise awareness about Public Act 4, a law that permits the Governor to unilaterally appoint an “Emergency Manager” to essentially displace local government – including elected officials like mayors, city council members, and school boards.  The law is… Read More Restoring Democracy in Michigan

The Big Picture – Winning “Unwinnable” Cases and Plugging Holes in the Legal System

The end of one year and start of the next always brings the inevitable compilation of lists of the “Best of the Year” in regards to pretty much any category you can imagine.  And while this year’s “Top Ten Movies” brought with it the inclusion of the usual suspects, there is one movie that keeps… Read More The Big Picture – Winning “Unwinnable” Cases and Plugging Holes in the Legal System