The Stanley Wrice Jury Returns

Civil rights lawyer Flint Taylor questions why the Lightfoot administration has hired lawyers who aggressively challenge in court the credibility of defendants’ contentions they were tortured into confessing by members of the crew of former Chicago police commander Jon Burge.

Alvarez off the hook for libel — by the skin of her teeth

Rob Warden writes that though he opposes the idea of defamation suits, he can’t help taking pleasure in the Illinois Appellate Court this week reinstating a libel suit by a private investigator who contends that he was falsely accused of misconduct in the course of a high-profile exoneration.

Tuohy: A friend, a legend

Injustice Watch co-founder Rob Warden reflects on the death of Jim Tuohy, a journalism legend who helped expose the kind of judicial corruption ultimately exposed in Greylord.