Nelson: ‘Charged’ author aims at Shelby County DA, and misses

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 28, 2019 12:07 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

In her book, legal writer Emily Bazelon tells the story about District Attorney Amy Weirich and her prosecution of Noura Jackson, whose mother was killed in their East Memphis home. Jackson was tried and convicted of second-degree murder; in 2017, her conviction was overturned.


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