The Daily Northwestern

Medill Justice Project director explains name change

Rafi Letzter, Reporter

February 7, 2013

For the first time since the Medill Innocence Project was founded at Northwestern in 1999, the program underwent a name change. Medill Justice Project director Alec Klein said today the December change of the program’s title...

Protess scores victory as investigative work aids man in obtaining evidentiary hearing

Jillian Sandler, Campus Editor

January 27, 2013

Medill Innocence Project founder David Protess secured what he called a “stunning victory for justice” Friday when his and his students' investigative work helped spur a judge's decision to grant an evidentiary hearing for...

Attorneys from Northwestern justice center petition to reopen Burge cases

Zachary Elvove, Reporter

October 18, 2012

Attorneys from Northwestern's MacArthur Justice Center filed a class-action petition Tuesday asking a judge to grant hearings to more than 15 incarcerated men. The men claim they were tortured into confessing to murder by...