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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

In Focus: While Medill rebuilds its investigative journalism program, shadow of damaged legacy still lingers

In Focus: While Medill rebuilds its investigative journalism program, shadow of damaged legacy still lingers

January 24, 2020

Anthony Porter had two days left to live. He had been found guilty of murdering a young couple on the South Side of Chicago in 1982. Porter was set to be executed in September 1998. Porter’s lawyers...

Former Medill Prof. David Protess speaks with students during an Innocence Project meeting at Northwestern in 2009. A settlement was reached Friday in a 2015 lawsuit filed by Alstory Simon against Protess and Northwestern, among other defendants.

Wrongful conviction lawsuit against NU, former Medill Prof. David Protess reaches settlement

June 4, 2018

A settlement was reached Friday in the 2015 lawsuit of Alstory Simon — a former inmate whose conviction was overturned in 2014 — against Northwestern and former Medill Prof. David Protess, among other...

Alstory Simon talks to reporters as he is released from the Jacksonville Correctional Center in Jacksonville, Illinois in 2014. Paul Ciolino filed a lawsuit earlier this month alleging Simon engaged in a “conspiracy” to discredit his work and that of the Medill Innocence Project.

Former Medill Innocence Project private investigator files defamation lawsuit

January 17, 2018

A second lawsuit has been filed after investigations into a high-profile murder case led to two exonerations, the repeal of the death penalty in Illinois and the fall of one of Northwestern’s most distinguished...

Former Medill Prof. David Protess speaks with students during an Innocence Project meeting at Northwestern in 2009. Anthony Porter, whose sentence was overturned due to evidence found by a Medill class led by Protess, missed a deposition last week in a lawsuit alleging he committed murder, according to a court filing.

Freed inmate Anthony Porter misses deposition in lawsuit alleging he committed double homicide

May 7, 2017

Anthony Porter, a former death row inmate whose sentence was overturned due to evidence found by a Medill class led by former Medill Prof. David Protess, missed a deposition May 1 in a lawsuit alleging...

(Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS) Alstory Simon talks to reporters as he is released from the Jacksonville Correctional Center in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Oct. 30, 2014. A Chicago federal judge dismissed a defamation counter lawsuit against Simon, stating the countersuit was not sufficiently relevant.

Former Medill Innocence Project private investigator’s $25 million countersuit against Alstory Simon dismissed

January 4, 2017

A Chicago federal judge dismissed Tuesday a defamation countersuit filed in April by private investigator Paul Ciolino against Alstory Simon, ruling that it was too unrelated to the original suit for the...

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