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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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Must a prosecutor disclose new evidence of innocence after conviction? Illinois ethics rules say yes.

I am embarrassed to say that until yesterday, when I read a Chicago Tribune story about a possible wrongful conviction in DeKalb County, I was unaware that the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct now include the following new special duties

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Illinois embraces eyewitness expert testimony

Today’s landmark decision by the Illinois Supreme Court in People v. Lerma will contribute to greater accuracy and fairness in criminal trials. Previously, expert testimony about eyewitness identification was disfavored in Illinois, based largely on the Court’s previous decision in People v.

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Guest post about Jane Raley by Linus Chan (’02)

But – when it came to Jane Raley, well it was my time with her that changed me the most.

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