Judge won’t seal evidence from Northwestern University’s student journalists and Center for Wrongful Conviction – chicagotribune.com

Posted: December 17, 2010 by scaryhouse in Local Issues, Prosecutorial Misconduct, The Causes of Wrongful Convictions, Uncategorized

A Cook County judge on Wednesday denied a request by Northwestern University to seal evidence in a court battle over a decades-old murder in which university journalism students contend the wrong man was convicted.

Circuit Judge Diane Gordon Cannon issued her ruling without comment after hearing brief arguments from prosecutors and an attorney from the Northwestern Law School’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, which is representing Anthony McKinney in his bid for a new trial in the 1978 murder of a Harvey security guard.

McKinney’s attorneys argued that the public release of nearly a thousand pages of documents the university handed over to prosecutors could deprive McKinney of a fair hearing.

via Judge won’t seal evidence from Northwestern University’s student journalists and Center for Wrongful Conviction – chicagotribune.com.

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