About Hannah Black

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Hannah Black is a freelance writer for Super Lawyers. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri and has written for publications in Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Brussels, Belgium. Most recently, she worked as a criminal justice reporter for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, covering law enforcement and the legal system. She was named the Wyoming Press Association Journalist of the Year for 2021.

Articles written by Hannah Black

Coming to Others’ Defense

Deja Vishny teaches, trains and consults on what she learned as a public defender

When Deja Vishny received a call in 2008 asking if she wanted to write a book on the Fourth Amendment and suppressing evidence, she was suspicious. “I thought it was a prank,” she recalls. But she decided to return the call, which turned out to be from a representative of James Publishing. The book that resulted, Suppressing Criminal Evidence, is now in its fourth edition. Suppression of evidence is a focus Vishny’s, along with police misconduct and false confessions. They’re topics in …

Because He Can

Advocating for the marginalized is Will Hoch’s calling

Will Hoch was an undergrad in Washington, D.C. when he first became involved in addressing the issue of homelessness. His university offered a variety of volunteer opportunities to its students, including working with the food kitchen at SOME (So Others Might Eat). He would work the food line in the dining room, serving out meals to those in need. Hoch has continued to help those experiencing homelessness for decades, even longer than he’s been practicing law. As he sees it, there are endless …

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