The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern attorneys present closing arguments in Cook County Jail lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2014

Northwestern lawyers presented closing arguments last week in a suit they filed against Cook County officials over conditions at the county’s jail, where they allege “a culture of brutality and lawlessness” exists in the...

Northwestern justice center sues Cook County officials

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 7, 2014

Lawyers from Northwestern’s Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center are suing Cook County officials and employees on behalf of Cook County Jail inmates. The lawsuit alleges a “culture of brutality and lawlessness...

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...