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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

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...

Alstory Simon talks to reporters as he is released from the Jacksonville Correctional Center in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Oct. 30, 2014. A private investigator sued Simon, among others, Wednesday for allegations of defamation.

Private investigator files $25 million counter-lawsuit in Alstory Simon case

April 28, 2016

A private investigator who worked with Northwestern students and former Medill Prof. David Protess filed a counter-lawsuit Wednesday against Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and others, alleging...

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...

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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