The whole world saw Van Dyke shoot Laquan McDonald. Now the lawyers of R. Kelly, Rod Blagojevich, and countless murder suspects consider what’s left to argue.
The Chicago Tribune columnist railed against the prosecution of Rolando Cruz when few others seemed to care.
An “obsessive” Sun-Times reporter is vindicated by the Vanecko case—but not content.
With a pardon at stake, two wrongful convictions in a double murder case get the reverse spin.
A Sun-Times investigation climaxes with the indictment of former Mayor Daley’s nephew
When David Protess—the hotshot professor who helmed the Innocence Project—got in trouble at Northwestern University, James Sotos saw an opportunity. Sotos is an attorney with a client and a message, and he believes that the more compromised Protess’s reputation, the better his chances of getting that message across. If you recognize the name—Sotos was the […]
William Rentschler, former politician and columnist, dies
John Kass’s column on Jim Ryan reveals why he should’ve stayed away from the subject.
If elected, current Jim Ryan will prevent future Jim Ryans from being past Jim Ryans. And this time, he’s sorry, too. Well, sorta: “In the Cruz-Hernandez cases, prosecutors, detectives and police officers acted in good faith and still came up with the wrong result.” [Except for, you know, the ones that quit. They were right.] […]
Cynicism reigns as Roland Burris heads for the Senate.
Roland of opportunity: In which I finally get pissed
Joshua Marquis, district attorney for Clatsop County, Oregon, didn’t simply believe the Chicago Tribune got the story wrong–he knew it. As we talked last week, he dug into his Tribune file and read me the following passage: “A [national] Tribune search found six prosecutors this century…who have faced criminal charges alleging the sort of misconduct […]