The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas signed onto an amicus curiae brief with The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and ACLU national supporting federal prisoner Marcus Jones’ case involving the continued imprisonment of someone based on an acknowledged misinterpretation of law.

The issue in the case is whether federal prisoners who could not — because established law stood firmly against them — and therefore did not challenge their convictions can challenge those convictions when the Supreme Court later overrules the prior precedent upon which their convictions were based, making them legally innocent of the crime of conviction.

The case was filed in the Supreme Court of the United States.