Medwed Honored by State Criminal Defense Bar

On September 17, 2009, Professor Medwed received a Distinguished Service Award from the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for efforts “in ensuring justice and due process.” Specifically, Professor Medwed was recognized for his work in opposition to a proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at restricting judicial review of post-conviction petitions by Utah state prisoners. Although the amendment passed the Utah Senate, it was defeated in the Utah House of Representatives last March.