There’s no public listing for the apartment that Barry C. Scheck just purchased at 270 West 17th Street,
but we’ll assume that the $745,000 that he paid for it was probably a very good price.
After all, if anyone was going to argue a price down, it would be Mr. Scheck, the defense attorney who helped win O.J. Simpson an acquittal and founded the Innocence Project with Peter Neufeld in 1992, a legal group that has exonerated more than 200 of the wrongly-convicted with DNA evidence.
The Jack Sprat Law
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is backing a powerful piece of legislation that will do wonders for the health of New York restaurant patrons: banning all but tiny amounts of trans fat from the city’s 20,000 restaurants.
The proposed law echoes the Mayor’s smoking ban, enacted four years ago. That law Read More
It’s been nearly nine years since Peter Neufeld’s name entered the national consciousness along with Marcia Clark, “the White Bronco” and “the house on Rockingham.” By destroying the credibility of the prosecution’s best evidence-the blood trail from Nicole’s body to O.J.’s car-Mr. Neufeld, with longtime partner Barry Scheck, is as responsible as Johnnie Cochran for Read More
Lachlan Murdoch, scion of the News Corporation media empire and publisher of the New York Post , has bought an enormous-and mysterious-14,500-square-foot building in Nolita for $5.25 million.
The purchase snuffed out years of speculation among passers-by downtown as to what goes on in the six-story building at 11 Spring Street, with its one white Read More
Leaders of the American Catholic Church returned from their trip to Rome no less clueless than they were before. The pedophilia scandal gets worse, not better, with each passing day, and yet they spend their time drawing absurd distinctions between notorious sex offenders and those who indulge themselves on occasion.
The leadership of the Catholic Read More
Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution, and Other Dispatches From the Wrongly Convicted , by Barry Scheck, Peter Neufeld and Jim Dwyer. Doubleday, 298 pages, $24.95.
Opinion polls reveal a great American contradiction: On the one hand, Americans show widespread disdain for lawyers, politicians and the press; on the other hand, they wholeheartedly support the Read More
Is the Dream Team over the top? They’re getting that reputation. A growing chorus of critics is accusing the lawyers of meddling in the two most volatile criminal cases in the city-the trial of four police officers accused of abusing Abner Louima and the indictment of another four cops in the shooting death of Amadou Read More