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22 ILLINOIS EXONEREES AT LAST WILL RECEIVE COMPENSATION

The Illinois General Assembly finally passed a budget on July 6, 2017, overriding a veto by Governor Bruce Rauner. After more than two years without a full state budget, this is welcome news to many in Illinois, but none more

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Rest in peace, Billy Wayne Cope (the clients we lose)

It is rough to lose the case of a client you believe is innocent. It is even rougher to lose that client to an untimely death before the innocence case has been resolved.

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My last-minute criminal justice gift list

The best way to get what you want is to ask for it. Here is my short criminal justice wish list (I don’t want to be greedy), just in time for the December holidays but also valid through 2017:

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My Podcast Interviews about Eyewitness Identification Experts and Causes of Wrongful Convictions

I love a good podcast. I started with This American Life and took off from there. Podcasts allow me to multitask in a way television and the internet do not; I can listen hands-free while walking my dog, driving, or cooking dinner.

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Shame: Illinois Stopgap Budget is Unacceptable to Exonerees

Yet again, Illinois Governor Rauner and lawmakers in Springfield have proven themselves unable to perform the most basic function of running a state: passing a budget. Illinois has not had a real budget for over a year, and with the

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