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08.15.2018

Reforming the Chicago Police Department

With Alexa Van Brunt The violence that grips the streets of Chicago has been the subject of news outlets and even the President’s tweets, but what is actually being done to address the issue? In ...

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06.20.2018

Chicago’s Gun Violence Epidemic

With Zach Fardon Gun violence in neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and west sides is a decades-long problem experiencing recently renewed media attention. Zach Fardon, a former U.S. Attorney ...

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05.30.2018

No Easy Fix: How Northwestern Law Is Taking On Chicago’s Gun Violence Epidemic

The Spring 2018 issue of the Northwestern Law Reporter looks at the recent series of talks on Chicago's gun violence epidemic led by former U.S. Attorney and distinguished visiting scholar Zach ...

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05.08.2018

Amy Martin Joins CFJC As Immigration Law Fellow

Amy Martin joined the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC) as Immigration Law Fellow on May 1. The two-year fellowship was established last year by generous donations to ...

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02.01.2018

CWCY Client Corey Batchelor Exonerated on Murder Charge

On January 30, Corey Batchelor, a client of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and the Exoneration Project, and his co-defendant Kevin Bailey were exonerated in the 1989 murder of Lula ...

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12.07.2017

Center on Wrongful Convictions Client Raymond McCann II Exonerated

Christmas came two weeks early for Raymond McCann II when St. Joseph County, Michigan Circuit Court Judge Paul E. Stutesman signed an order today granting McCann’s motion to vacate his 2012 ...

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11.06.2017

Center on Wrongful Convictions Client Kerry Masterson Acquitted of 2009 Murder

After spending more than eight years in prison, Kerry Masterson, a joint client of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and Neal Gerber Eisenberg, is free ...

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09.01.2017

Clinic Secures Reversed Attempted Murder Conviction for 14-Year-Old Client

Professors Maria Hawilo and Thomas Geraghty of Northwestern Pritzker Law's Bluhm Legal Clinic, former clinical fellow Gregor Calhan, and students Megan Richard, Brooke Troutman, Irene Wilburn, ...

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06.22.2017

CWCY Client Brendan Dassey Wins at Seventh Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the district court’s August 2016 decision granting Brendan Dassey’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus.

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