Northwestern attorneys seek seal of documents in wrongful conviction case – chicagotribune.com

Posted: December 16, 2010 by scaryhouse in IDOC, Prosecutorial Misconduct, Uncategorized

Northwestern Law School has asked a Cook County judge to seal evidence in a case that has drawn attention to the methods used by the school’s journalism students investigating a murder in which they say a man was wrongfully convicted.

Attorneys from the school’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, who are representing Anthony McKinney in his bid for a new trial in the 1978 murder of a Harvey security guard, argued that Supreme Court rules prevent prosecutors from publicly revealing hundreds of documents turned over by the university. They also contended media coverage of the case might deprive McKinney of a fair hearing.

via Northwestern attorneys seek seal of documents in wrongful conviction case – chicagotribune.com.

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