The 1966 Rubin (Hurricane) Carter – John Artis triple murder case in which Artis and Carter were convicted and sentenced to three life terms by an all-white jury for the killing of three whites. The testimony against them was later recanted and in 1985 the convictions were vacated. U.S. District Judge H. Lee Sarokin wrote that the prosecution had been “predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure.” (621 F. Supp. 533).
New York Law School, "Carter v Rafferty 631 F Supp 533" (1985). Opinion - US District Court for the District of New Jersey. 1.