John Williams Quoted in The Washington Post Regarding 8th & H Street Case

July 2023

On July 6, 2023, The Washington Post quoted partner John Williams in the article “They Served Decades in Prison for a Crime They Say They Didn’t Commit.” The article details the conviction of eight men who all maintain their innocence, even after serving a combined 258 years in prison. Rob Cary, John Williams, Eden Schiffmann, and Dimpy Desai represent Clifton Yarborough, one of the defendants, and John argued the men’s case at the Supreme Court. When discussing the remaining option of a presidential pardon for these men, John said, “Those are always long shots. . . . But these men are incredibly deserving.” He added, “They were wrongly labeled as murderers. The system still regards them as murderers. . . . I understand why they’re continuing to fight, and that’s why we are continuing to fight for them.” John can also be seen on an episode of the Netflix documentary series The Confession Tapes, which details the evolution of this case.

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