A prosecutor with long record of winning death sentences has concluded that capital punishment is inherently arbitrary and should be abolished.
If jurors in staged performances can’t consistently come to the same result — what does that say about real life?
George Leighton was a legal giant, appointed to the federal district court with bipartisan support. But could he even have been confirmed today?
Ronnie Carrasquillo has been locked in prison for decades, since being convicted of murdering a cop in 1976. As evidence mounts that the conviction, and sentence, were wrongly imposed by a corrupt judge, Rob Warden wonders: Where is the new state’s attorney?
The death of Dick Gregory caused Rob Warden to recall how low J. Edgar Hoover would stoop.
Two years after the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke’s murder case highlights the rigidity of Illinois’s firearms enhancements and truth-in-sentencing laws.
A Cook County judge up for retention was reversed by the Illinois Appellate Court 16 times since voters last voted to keep him on the bench. Injustice Watch explores four of those cases.
By gagging lawyers in the case against the police officer who shot Laquan McDonald, Judge Vincent M. Gaughan has done a disservice to the people of Chicago, their police department, the city administration, and the Cook County judiciary.