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Crown Heights movie recommendation

Let me be clear: In no universe am I a professional movie critic, as you will see by reading this post. But I am a wrongful conviction lawyer and law professor, and I know a good teaching tool when I

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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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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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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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Mother’s Day – what do you say?

What do you say on Mother’s Day to a woman wrongfully convicted of her own child’s murder?

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