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Storm Clouds Gather Over Wrongful Conviction Narrative

Chicago Media Silent As Key Case Implodes...

A federal magistrate ruled today that depositions can begin in a lawsuit that claims a key wrongful conviction case that ended the death penalty in Illinois is a fraud.

Saying that the case puts the “entire society” on trial, Magistrate Judge M. David Weisman ruled that depositions can begin from potentially dozens of witnesses, including former students from Northwestern University’s Innocence Project at the Medill School of Journalism, who worked on the landmark exoneration of Anthony Porter in 1999 under the tutelage of former Professor David Protess.

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