March 7, 2017

On Tuesday February 21, 2017 Steven Drizin visited John Carroll University's Dolan Science Center as one of our guest speaker for this semester. Drizin is a lawyer who does research on wrongful convictions and false confessions. This is a recount of Drizin's discussion...

February 17, 2017

Milwaukee -  Lawyers for the state and Brendan Dassey of "Making a Murderer" fame argued before an appeals court Tuesday.

At stake, Dassey's release from custody after his conviction was overturned in connection with the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach.

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February 14, 2017

Chicago -- A lawyer for the State of Wisconsin will have 20 minutes Tuesday to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate Brendan Dassey’s conviction in what has become known worldwide as the “Making a Murderer” case.

And if ultimately the lawyer doesn’t succeed, the...

February 13, 2017

"Making a Murderer" Valentine's Day cards don't appear to be making the rounds this year, but that doesn't mean supporters aren't eagerly awaiting Feb. 14.

On Tuesday, oral arguments in Dassey's case will be presented to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seven...

Law School team wins appeal on behalf of Brendan Dassey, the Wisconsin teen whose case came to light in Netflix documentary.

During law school at Northwestern in the late 2000s, Laura Nirider signed up for a clinical class on wrongful convictions. One day her professor,...

February 9, 2017

Much of the conversation around Making a Murderer, the sensationally popular Netflix documentary series that came out last month, has revolved around the question of guilt or innocence. The filmmakers portrayed a miscarriage of justice at every level, from the police o...

August 13, 2016

The Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer was at its most effective when it shifted its focus to the sad plight of Brendan Dassey, an unfortunate young man who seemed to the layman’s eye not culpable for anything more than naiveté about how the legal system swal...

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