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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

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...

Alstory Simon gives his account of his own conviction for double homicide in the documentary A Murder in the Park, which was released in July.  In February 2015, Simon filed a lawsuit claiming he was framed for the murders.

Judge rules Alstory Simon can move forward with suit against Northwestern, Protess

March 29, 2016

Alstory Simon’s lawsuit against Northwestern and former Medill Prof. David Protess is allowed to proceed, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. In the suit, filed in February 2014, Simon alleges NU, his...

Alstory Simon gives his account of his own conviction for double homicide in the newly released documentary A Murder in the Park. Simon was sent to prison for 15 years for the 1982 crime before he was released in the fall by the Cook County States Attorney.

Documentary: Northwestern journalism investigation led to wrongful conviction

July 22, 2015

A documentary released this summer argues an investigation led by a Northwestern journalism class in 1999 led to the wrongful release of a convicted killer. “A Murder in the Park” chronicles the...

Former Medill Prof. David Protess speaks with students during an Innocence Project meeting at Northwestern in 2009. Protess and NU are defendants in a suit filed Tuesday by a former inmate who was recently freed after spending 15 years in prison.

Freed inmate sues Northwestern, David Protess for $40 million

February 17, 2015

A man is suing Northwestern and other parties for $40 million after he says he was coerced to plead guilty to a double homicide and spent 15 years in prison following revelations by an NU journalism...

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