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Judge Cannon's Rap

David Protess | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Protess

Outside of legal circles, it is a little known fact that judges, like criminal defendants, have "rap sheets" -- cases involving past misconduct. A judge's "priors" include everything from reversals by higher courts to biases documented in court-reported transcripts.

Does Race or Gender Influence Professional Judgement?

Katy Welter | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago
Katy Welter

Does race or gender influence decision-making among members of the most respected professions? Several recent, high-profile studies conclude that, yes, even scientists, doctors, and judges are vulnerable to such unconscious bias.

Mom Refuses To Bail Out 'Spoiled' Teen Son Accused Of Car Theft

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Saturday, 17-year-old Ravontay Hutchins allegedly stole a pizza delivery driver's car outside of a restaurant in Little Italy. The teen was caught ...