In Justice

September 18th, 2006 | Projects

High-profile lawyer David Swain and his partner, ex-cop Charles Conti, head the National Justice Project. The NJP team works pro-bono to overturn wrongful convictions, free the innocent, and send the guilty to prison. The series stars Kyle MacLachlan, Jason O’Mara, Constance Zimmer, Daniel Cosgrove, and Marisol Nichols.

Jason O’Mara stars as Charles Conti, an ex-police detective and chief investigator for the National Justice Project. At first, his down-to-earth style and black & white view of right and wrong clash with Swain’s style, but the partners learn to respect each other and, in the end, they turn their differences into a powerful force for justice.

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  • Susan

    I have always wondered if the stories on InJustice were based on real cases.
    Also–was there any stories that touched you more than the rest?

  • Susan

    I have always wondered if the stories on InJustice were based on real cases.
    Also–was there any stories that touched you more than the rest?

  • April Hubbel

    Disappointed that ABC didn’t give this show a better chance, with a more favorable time slot and more promotion.  It was a great show.

  • Dawnsdinosaurs

    April I couldn’t agree with you more.  I really enjoyed this show.  My favorite episodes were  Confessions, and The Public Burning.  What about everyone else? 

    • Susan

      I really liked Brothers in Arms-

  • April Hubbel

    Dawn, I liked the two that you mentioned.  (And Confessions is obviously based on the true story of Michael Crowe, who was charged with murdering his sister but later exonerated.)  I also liked Victims, which is the one where they take the case of the convicted rapist, and Brianna sides with the victim.  I wish we could have gotten a resolution to the storyline with Rocca, and why he was after Swain.  That was all left hanging.

  • Anonymous

    Victims was a good one too.  Actually all of the episodes were.

    • April Hubbel

      So true!

  • Susan

    Yep–Frank so had me in tears at the end.
    And the scene where he is dying and they are showing him as a child on the plane swing—it was wrenching–

  • Anonymous

    What really surprised me about The Public Burning was I knew they would lose a case eventually, but not that early in the series.  I also thought they would lose one where the person was so innocent.  I thought it would be one where maybe the person had committed other crimes but was actually innocent of that one so not a big deal.  

    • Susan

      I am sure that the premise of Frank’s mental capacity is a real one that has many people convicted- 

    • April Hubbel

      Frank definitely did seem to have a lower than average IQ, but was obviously adjudged to be competent to stand trial.  I think it would have been interesting if the writers had made his mental capacity more borderline.  The Supreme Court has ruled that execution of mentally retarded inmates is unconstitutional, but it is up to each state to define “mentally retarded”.  That would have been an interesting issue to explore, but obviously there’s only so much that can be done in a 42 minute episode. 

    • April Hubbel

      I hope that if the show had continued, the cases might have had more grey areas with regard to the defendants’ guilt.  Or maybe the team could have taken the case of someone really unlikable (think Casey Anthony).  That would have been an interesting twist as well.