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Freed Inmate Blames Northwestern For Bogus Murder Confession

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.18.2015 | Crime

A man wrongly imprisoned for 15 years for a Chicago double murder has sued Northwestern University for $40 million, alleging it allowed an investigati...

Michael McLaughlin

2 Men Both Wrongfully Convicted For Same Crime, 17 Years Apart

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Crime

No one argues that two teens were shot and killed in bleachers above a swimming pool on Chicago's South Side more than 30 years ago. What's harder to ...

Wrongly Convicted By The Innocence Project

The Daily Beast | Jacob Siegel | Posted 11.13.2014 | Black Voices

When Alstory Simon walked out of prison on the last day of October, it was 15 years since he had first confessed to murdering a young couple by the si...

Man Exonerated After 21 Years In Prison Sues Chicago Police, City

Posted 06.08.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man who served 21 years in prison on a murder charge for which he was later exonerated filed suit Thursday against the city of Chicago and i...

State's Attorney Forms New Team To Handle Wrongful Conviction Cases

Posted 02.03.2012 | Chicago

On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that Stanley Wrice, an Illinois inmate who claims that officers beat him with a flashlight and rubber ho...

Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder Released After 21 Years In Prison

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man convicted in 1988 of killing a gang member and sentenced to 80 years in prison was released Tuesday after the purported crime's only eye...

Medill Journalism Dean Announces Plan To Step Down Next Year

Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago

The dean of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, who has been at the center of several controversies during his six years at the hel...

What Happened Between Star Professor David Protess And Northwestern?

Chicago Magazine | Posted 11.13.2011 | College

The image is indelible. Anthony Porter, a death row inmate who had come within 48 hours of being executed, had just walked out of Cook County jail a f...

Judge: Student Journalists' Emails Must Be Shared

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that Northwestern University must turn over some 500 e-mails that student journalists at the school exchanged with...

Ousted Northwestern Professor Teaching Underground Classes

Posted 07.05.2011 | College

Embattled former Northwestern journalism professor David Protess, who was recently placed on leave from the university for doctoring documents associa...

Northwestern Speaks Out On Professor's Controversial Leave

Posted 06.07.2011 | College

Northwestern University officials have released a statement explaining the dismissal of renowned journalism professor David Protess, saying he lied to...

Famed Northwestern Journalism Prof To Take Leave Of Absence

northbynorthwestern.com | Posted 05.29.2011 | College

Medill professor David Protess announced late Monday night that he will take a leave of absence spring quarter to work on a new, independent group foc...

Star Northwestern Prof Removed From Class

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Update: Northwestern University has released an official statement regarding the status of David Protess, saying that "... the laudable goal of the In...

Medill Innocence Project Accused Of Bad Ethics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A project designed to expose and fix the errors of the justice system stands accused of committing a few errors itself. Prosecutors allege that the M...

A Riddle: Who Saves Lives But Is Not a Doctor?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

It is difficult for any of us to imagine what it must be like to be convicted, though innocent, and possibly face the death penalty, and then learn there are college kids eager to help in the battle.

Medill's Protess On Subpoena: 'No Circumstances Under Which I Will Reveal My Students Grades'

The Daily Northwestern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In October, the Illinois state's attorney's office sparked controversy when it subpoenaed materials, documents and e-mails regarding the Anthony McKin...

Prosecutor Defends Going After Northwestern Students' Notes, Class Material

Chicago Tribune | Daarel Burnette II | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez defended subpoenaing Northwestern University journalism students' notes and recordings of witness interview...

Embattled Northwestern Prof Gets Support From Media

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Journalistic heavy hitters lent support today to an effort to toss out a prosecutors' subpoena for notes, grades and other materials from Northwestern...

Prosecutors Subpoena Notes, Grade Information Of Northwestern Journalism Students

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After spending three years investigating the conviction of a Harvey man accused of killing a security guard with a shotgun blast in 1978, journalism s...