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April 2015

04/27/2015 Blue Shield Did you know police have their own Bill of Rights? | Steven A. Drizin JD '86 in The Marshall Project
04/26/2015 Diverse group of NYC judges to be sworn in by mayor Monday | Kathryn Paek JD '95 in AM New York
04/24/2015 New course at Chabad Jewish Center to explore the origins of Judaism | Eugene Kontorovich in Cape Coral Daily Breeze
04/23/2015 HBO cracking down on 'Game of Thrones' watch parties at bars | Peter C. DiCola in The Chicago Tribune
04/23/2015 Bill to aid Obama library, Lucas museum sent to Rauner's desk | Nadav Shoked in Redeye
04/22/2015 Sociopaths and the Sentencing Phase | Deborah L. Borman in ChicagoNow
04/22/2015 Abortion Rights at Risk: The GOP Opens a New Front in the War on Women | Deborah Tuerkheimer in Rolling Stone
04/21/2015 May 1 Named National Day of PACER Protest | George H. Pike in Information Today
04/21/2015 A brief history of forensics | Jonathan Koehler in The Washington Post
04/20/2015 Gender, the gay marriage fight's missing piece | Andrew M. Koppelman in USA Today
04/20/2015 PunditFact: Can the president and the vice president be from the same state? | Robert W. Bennett in Tampa Bay Times
04/20/2015 Federal probe of COD likely to be lengthy, experts say | Juliet Sorensen in Daily Herald
04/19/2015 Colorado fetal homicide bill mired in familiar, complicated debate | Deborah Tuerkheimer in The Denver Post
04/16/2015 A hit man, a teenager and a case of dueling confessions in a brutal murder | Megan Crane; Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth in The Washington Post
04/16/2015 Hit man ready to testify other guy's innocent, lawyers say | Megan Crane in Detroit Free Press
04/15/2015 Auction Site eBay Bids on Agilent GC as Its New Top Lawyer | Marie Oh Huber JD '86 in Corporate Counsel
04/15/2015 Raising The Bar Of Intellectual Inquiry: HBKU Launches Postgrad JD Program | Northwestern University School of Law in Entrepreneur Middle East
04/15/2015 Detroit Hit Man Says He, Not Teen, Responsible for 4 Deaths | Megan Crane in The New York Times
04/13/2015 Locked up since 14, Adolfo Davis gets chance at new sentence | Shobha L. Mahadev JD '99 in WBEZ
04/13/2015 How Not to Protect Pregnant Women | Deborah Tuerkheimer in The New York Times
04/09/2015 Is Shaken Baby Syndrome The New Satanic Panic? A New Doc Reveals The Same "Experts" Behind Both | Deborah Tuerkheimer in LA Weekly
04/09/2015 Durbin seeks support from Northwestern law students for new human rights bill | David J. Scheffer in Horn Insider
04/08/2015 Arab Gulf Universities Prep Students for Civil, Common Law Careers | Northwestern University School of Law in U.S. News and World Report
04/08/2015 Rauner says Illinois Supreme Court is part of 'corrupt system' | Robert W. Bennett in Chicago Sun-Times
04/08/2015 Senator Durbin's Speech Highlights ABA Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity | David J. Scheffer; Juliet Sorensen in International Criminal Justice Today
04/07/2015 The Price of a Life | Karen L. Daniel; Center on Wrongful Convictions in The New Yorker
04/06/2015 Let us pour some cold water on that California sunshine (subscription required) | Steven Lubet in The Chicago Tribune
04/03/2015 Teaching Rape Law In The Age Of The Trigger Warning | Deborah Tuerkheimer in BuzzFeed
04/02/2015 Johnnie Lee Savory's attorney says DNA tests prove innocence in 1977 murders | Joshua Tepfer in Peoria Journal Star
04/02/2015 False Confessions: Even with the advent of DNA, police interrogation tactics may lead to wrongful incarceration | Steven A. Drizin JD '86 in Creative Loafing Tampa
04/01/2015 Palestinians Join International Criminal Court, but Tread Cautiously at First | Eugene Kontorovich in The New York Times
04/01/2015 Palestinians join international court to fight Israel | Eugene Kontorovich in The Washington Post
04/01/2015 Judge rejects violence claims, says Dart improving Cook County Jail | Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center in The Chicago Tribune
04/01/2015 Six angry men (and/or women) | Shari Seidman Diamond in Chicago Lawyer

March 2015

03/30/2015 Mumia Abu Jamal-inspired 'revictimization' law attacks free speech, opponents say | David Shapiro; Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center in pennlive.com
03/28/2015 At these companies, it's patents before product | Jacob Babcock JD '09 in Crain's Chicago Business
03/26/2015 Religious Freedom: where to draw the line? | Andrew M. Koppelman in WBEZ
03/26/2015 Government Split Over KR Arrests | David J. Scheffer in Khmer Times
03/26/2015 Constitutional Revolution A study of how the Federalist Society helped to revive and spread the originalist view of the Constitution. | John O. McGinnis in The Wall Street Journal
03/26/2015 Taking the Tech Track | Leslie Oster in U.S. News and World Report
03/25/2015 Richard Wiley in Washington is Crowned 'Ultimate Republican Lawyer' | Richard Wiley JD '58 in Legal Times
03/24/2015 Study: Law Faculties Short on White Christians, Republicans | James Lindgren in The National Law Journal
03/23/2015 The Case for Paying Dads to Spend More Time With Their Kids | Northwestern University Law Review in Bloomberg Business
03/23/2015 Special report: Doctors doubt Shaken Baby Syndrome science, fear bad convictions | Deborah Tuerkheimer in Daily Herald
03/20/2015 Wrongfully convicted Illinois man settles lawsuit for $20M | Center on Wrongful Convictions in Seattle Post Intelligencer
03/20/2015 Doctors who diagnosed Shaken Baby Syndrome now defend the accused | Deborah Tuerkheimer in The Washington Post
03/19/2015 After Boris Nemtsov's Murder, The U.S. Congress Needs To Act | Juliet Sorensen; Alexa Van Brunt in TPM
03/19/2015 Adult interrogation tactics in schools turn principals into police officers | Alexa Van Brunt in The Guardian
03/19/2015 Petition asks Texas Supreme Court to aid death penalty lawyer | Robert C. Owen in The Houston Chronicle
03/18/2015 Law School Proximity Matters for Partner Prospects, Study Finds | Northwestern University School of Law in Deal Book - New York Times
03/18/2015 Jailhouse Snitch Testimony Is Backfiring in California | Center on Wrongful Convictions in Vice Media
03/17/2015 Possible Fraud an Issue in Caesar's Bankruptcy Filing in Chicago | Bruce Markell in Medill News Service
03/13/2015 Kafka's Law: 'The Trial' and American Criminal Justice | Robert P. Burns in New Books in Law
03/12/2015 That huge 'Blurred Lines' verdict came out of left field and sets a terrible precedent | Peter C. DiCola in Business Insider
03/12/2015 What's doubt got to do with it? | Richard J. Hoskins JD '70 in The Chicago Tribune
03/12/2015 F.C.C. Sets Net Neutrality Rules | James B. Speta in The New York Times
03/11/2015 RPT-Illinois, unions to duel over pension cuts before state's high court | Max M. Schanzenbach in Reuters
03/11/2015 Univ. of Oklahoma expulsions infringe free speech rights, experts say | David M. Shapiro in Aljazeera
03/11/2015 Officially declared innocent, Christopher Coleman sues Peoria for malicious and false prosecution | Center on Wrongful Convictions in Peoria Journal Star
03/10/2015 A cross-ideological amicus brief on sex discrimination and same-sex marriage | Andrew M. Koppelman in The Washington Post
03/10/2015 Department of Justice preparing charges against N.J. Senator | Juliet Sorensen in The Daily Princetonian
03/10/2015 In the News (subscription required) | Joshua Kleinfeld in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
03/09/2015 At heart of Etan Patz suspect's defense, false confessions still problematic | Steven A. Drizin JD '86 in Metro
03/05/2015 Violence Against Women Won't Become History Until Mass Incarceration Is | Sheila Bedi in Truthout
03/05/2015 Anthony Kennedy's twisted logic: Why SCOTUS may get Obamacare right — and wrong | Andrew M. Koppelman in Salon
03/05/2015 Judge declares Christopher Coleman 'innocent' of 1994 sex assault | Karen L. Daniel in Peoria Journal Star
03/03/2015 FCC Approves Net Neutrality | George H. Pike in Information Today
03/03/2015 Northwestern Exports to Qatar Its First U.S.-Style Law School | Northwestern University School of Law in Bloomberg Business
03/03/2015 Harvard, Northwestern help Qatar open law school that will award a JD degree | Daniel B. Rodriguez; Northwestern University School of Law in ABA Journal
03/02/2015 Northwestern Law To Help Run JD Program in Qatar | Northwestern University School of Law in The National Law Journal
03/02/2015 Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Roper v. Simmons: One Small Step for Christopher Simmons, One Giant Step for Juvenile Justice Reform | Steven A. Drizin JD '86 in The Huffington Post
03/01/2015 Lawsuit Says Prisoner Review Board Ignoring Risk-assessment Statute | David M. Shapiro; Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth; Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center in WUIS

February 2015

02/28/2015 Defending Justice Scalia while dishing dirt on past GOP judicial nominees and also-rans | Steven G. Calabresi in The Washington Post
02/27/2015 Billionaire developer Bluhm's favorite project | Neil G. Bluhm JD '62 in Crain's Chicago Business
02/27/2015 Illinois Holocaust Museum Hosts Symposium for Centennial | Center for International Human Rights in The Armenian Weekly
02/26/2015 'Mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer debated in court | David M. Shapiro in Observer-Reporter
02/26/2015 Questionable convictions in "shaken baby" cases? | Deborah Tuerkheimer in CBS News
02/26/2015 Net Neutrality Prevails in Contentious FCC Vote | James B. Speta in Scientific American
02/26/2015 Kate Shaw Joins ABC News Covering Supreme Court, Legal Issues On Hill | Kate Shaw JD '06 in Deadline
02/26/2015 'Mental Anguish' Law Opposed by Cop-Killer Debated in Court | David M. Shapiro in The New York Times
02/25/2015 What Has Been 'Extraordinary' About International Justice in Cambodia? | David J. Scheffer in Speech at William & Mary Law School
02/24/2015 Northwestern Helps on Creation of Law School in Qatar | Northwestern University School of Law in Inside Higher Ed
02/23/2015 Legal advice: NU to consult on new Middle East law school | Clinton Francis; Northwestern University School of Law in Crain's Chicago Business
02/23/2015 The Palestine 194 Plan for Legitimacy and Justice | Eugene Kontorovich in The Huffington Post
02/23/2015 Hamad bin Khalifa University Launches Postgraduate JD Program Law Degree and its New Law School | Northwestern University School of Law in Zawya
02/22/2015 The Watchdogs: Ruling on Sheriff Tom Dart's Merit Board could put firings in doubt | Nadav Shoked in Chicago Sun-Times
02/22/2015 HBKU launches new law school | Northwestern University School of Law in Qatar Tribune
02/22/2015 HBKU to launch juris doctor programme | Northwestern University School of Law in Gulf Times
02/18/2015 Isolation, torture: Shine light on transformation of U.S. prisons | David M. Shapiro in Crain's Chicago Business
02/18/2015 Guantánamo torturer led brutal Chicago regime of shackling and confession | Rob Warden; Center on Wrongful Convictions in The Guardian
02/17/2015 ABA announces winner of student tax contest | Riley Becker JD '15; Mary Beth Dolan JD '15 in LegalNews
02/17/2015 Illinois' prison fix requires action, not a commission | David Shapiro in St Louis Post-Dispatch
02/17/2015 Cunningham out as public defender | Jeffrey Urdangen in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
02/12/2015 Why are people getting measles? | Eugene Kontorovich in The Boston Globe
02/12/2015 Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Announce Patricia Boone as Winner of the Firm's $1,000 Child Advocacy Scholarship | Patricia Boone JD '16 in Street Insider
02/11/2015 Unvaxed and Confused | Juliet Sorensen in U.S. News and World Report
02/10/2015 SCOTUS Map: February 2015 | Northwestern University School of Law in SCOTUS Blog
02/10/2015 DA: Drugs need to be tested before plea deals (subscription required) | Northwestern University School of Law in The Houston Chronicle
02/10/2015 Should Prisons Be Labor Camps? | Sheila Bedi in OZY
02/09/2015 When is an Illegal Settlement Legal? | Eugene Kontorovich in The Jewish Press
02/05/2015 Net Neutrality Fight Likely Headed Back to Court | James B. Speta in The Wall Street Journal
02/05/2015 European Union 'is breaking international law' by funding illegal West Bank building projects, report claims | Eugene Kontorovich in Daily Mail
02/05/2015 Newest Wave of GOP Governors Should Support Prison Reform | Alexa Van Brunt in The Huffington Post
02/05/2015 Prosecutors shouldn't have immunity from their unethical -- or unlawful -- acts | Alexa Van Brunt in The Guardian
02/05/2015 Bruce Rauner's Agenda: Working With (and Around) Democrats and Unions | Julie L. Biehl JD '86; Children and Family Justice Center in Chicago Magazine
02/05/2015 DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage | Patty Gerstenblith JD '83 in The Chicago Tribune
02/04/2015 Kagan Dishes on Supreme Court Bar, State of the Union, and Law Schools | Northwestern University School of Law in The National Law Journal
02/04/2015 Campus Cops Fail (Again) To Deliver Justice In Sexual Assault Cases | Deborah Tuerkheimer in Refinery29
02/04/2015 Kagan offers takes on writing, legal education and sitting on the 'hot bench' (subscription required) | Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
02/03/2015 New U.S. Laws Impact Information Gathering and Security | George H. Pike; Pritzker Legal Research Center in Information Today
02/03/2015 Is Ending Segregation the Key to Ending Poverty? | Leonard S. Rubinowitz in The Atlantic City Lab
02/02/2015 A Gay-Rights Argument Scalia Could Love | Steven G. Calabresi in BloombergView
02/02/2015 Will Lie Detectors Ever Get Their Day In Court Again? | Northwestern University School of Law in Bloomberg Business
02/02/2015 Freedom of speech vs. right of publicity in sports computer games | Martin H. Redish in The Washington Post

January 2015

01/31/2015 Former chief judge retires from federal court in Chicago after 39 years | Judge John Grady; Northwestern University School of Law in The Republic
01/30/2015 Peorian Christopher Coleman closer to clearing his name of 1994 sex assault | Center on Wrongful Convictions in Peoria Journal Star
01/29/2015 Record number of exonerations in the U.S., report says | Northwestern University School of Law in The Washington Post
01/29/2015 Does Northwestern student group aim to respect Palestine or demonize Israel? (subscription required) | Steven Lubet in The Chicago Tribune
01/28/2015 Lawsuit aims to force Illinois to re-assess parole for those behind bars the longest, including 5 Rockford killers | Joshua Tepfer; Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth in Rockford Register Star
01/28/2015 Suit: State prison agencies 'flouted' part of parole law | David Shapiro; Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center in The Chicago Sun-Times
01/28/2015 Reformer on Reformer: Leigh Buchanan Bienen Documents the Legacy of Crusader Florence Kelley | Leigh B. Bienen in NewCity Lit
01/28/2015 What does the International Criminal Court action mean for Israel? | Eugene Kontorovich in The American Israelite
01/27/2015 Exonerations of wrongly convicted in U.S. increased in 2014, registry claims | Northwestern University School of Law in Associated Press
01/27/2015 A New York Lesson for Chicago (and Elsewhere) | Alexa Van Brunt in The Marshall Project
01/26/2015 How the GOP wins in the northeast | John O. McGinnis in Washington Examiner
01/25/2015 What the ICC's 'preliminary examination' means for Israel | Eugene Kontorovich in The Times of Israel
01/25/2015 State keeps 1,250 parolees behind bars due to housing shortage (subscription required) | Alexa Van Brunt; Roderick MacArthur Justice Center in The Chicago Tribune
01/24/2015 New Jersey police shooting leads to renewed interest in body cameras | Alexa Van Brunt in The Guardian
01/23/2015 IL lawmakers asking DOJ to look into youth centers | Julie L. Biehl JD '86; Children and Family Justice Center in Peoria Public Radio
01/22/2015 New Hampshire Legislators Promise Free Market Health Insurance To Fix Obamacare Mess | Steven G. Calabresi in Breitbart
01/22/2015 New DNA evidence could prove Johnnie Lee Savory's innocence | Joshua Tepfer in CI News Now
01/22/2015 The Magic Question | Shari Seidman Diamond in Slate
01/21/2015 Scrutinizing the State of the Union | Jason C. DeSanto in WTTW- Chicago Tonight
01/21/2015 Professor, former political speechwriter Jason DeSanto breaks down Obama's State of the Union | Jason C. DeSanto in WGN News
01/21/2015 Nicholas and Eleanor Chabraja donate $5.6 million to Northwestern | Nicholas Chabraja JD '67 in Crain's Chicago Business
01/21/2015 5 Ways the US Criminal Justice System Violates Human Rights -- And How We Can Do Better | Alexa Van Brunt in The Huffington Post
01/20/2015 Imagining a President Who Speaks 'Truth to Power' on Juvenile Justice | Steven A. Drizin JD '86 in The Huffington Post
01/18/2015 No Plea Deal Likely in Boston Marathon Bombing Case | Robert C. Owen in The New York Times
01/18/2015 Jim Dey: 'Exclamation point' | Karen L. Daniel in The News-Gazette
01/16/2015 Chicago police video-recording lineups and photo arrays under new law | Karen L. Daniel in The Chicago Tribune
01/15/2015 Top War Crimes Diplomat Stepping Down | David J. Scheffer in Foreign Policy
01/15/2015 Well-known law prof battles stigma of chronic fatigue syndrome by going public | Steven Lubet in ABA Journal
01/13/2015 Quinn Commutes Sentence Of Man Convicted Of Lying In Murder Case | Rob Warden; Center on Wrongful Convictions in CBS Chicago
01/13/2015 Johnnie Lee Savory receives pardon in 1977 Peoria double murder case | Joshua Tepfer in Peoria Journal Star
01/12/2015 Federal judge slaps state's attorney's office with rare sanction | Steven Lubet in The Chicago Tribune
01/12/2015 Quinn commutes sentences of 2 men with shaky murder convictions | Jane E. Raley; Karen L. Daniel; Center on Wrongful Convictions in The Chicago Tribune
01/12/2015 'Frozen conflicts': Democracies decline to uphold their own values | Eugene Kontorovich in Los Angeles Times
01/11/2015 Suspect who tried to run over police officer arrested | David M. Shapiro in The Philadelphia Tribune
01/11/2015 Michigan's 1st blind justice aims to inspire | Richard Bernstein JD '99 in Detroit Free Press
01/10/2015 Quinn pardons Beaman in 1993 murder case | Karen L. Daniel; Jeffrey Urdangen; Center on Wrongful Convictions in The Pantagraph
01/10/2015 When Will Illinois Stop Unlawfully Holding People in Prison? | Alexa Van Brunt in Truthout
01/09/2015 Motion filed against Pa. Silencing Act | David M. Shapiro in The Philadelphia Tribune
01/09/2015 Law deans prepare to cope with changing legal landscape (subscription required) | Daniel B. Rodriguez in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
01/08/2015 Thousands of Potential Jurors Summoned in Colorado Shooting Trial | Shari Seidman Diamond in The Wall Street Journal
01/08/2015 Same-sex marriage hearing all about timing for gay Texans (subscription required) | Andrew M. Koppelman in The Houston Chronicle
01/07/2015 Washington Watch: The new Israeli-Palestinian front: Lawyers and lobbyists | Eugene Kontorovich in The Jerusalem Post
01/07/2015 Remembering Jane Raley, Advocate for the Innocent | Jane E. Raley in The Huffington Post
01/06/2015 No Justice, No Peace | Karen L. Daniel in The New Yorker
01/06/2015 Boston Marathon Bombing Jury Selection: Will Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Get A Fair Trial? Yes, If 'Extensive' Process Works, Legal Experts Say | Shari Seidman Diamond in International Busniess Times
01/06/2015 McDonnell trial: Shorter sentence still sends strong ethics signal | Juliet Sorensen in Daily Press
01/05/2015 Ginsburg—and Reform—Highlight Law School Gathering | Daniel B. Rodriguez in The National Law Journal
01/05/2015 Judge Allows Same-Sex Marriages to Start in Florida | Andrew M. Koppelman in KCRW
01/05/2015 Palestinians seek to take advantage of ICC's unique "Israel" provision | Eugene Kontorovich in The Washington Post
01/04/2015 McDonnell sentence: Questions of ethics, deterrence, consequence | Juliet Sorensen in Daily Press
01/03/2015 Palestine's ICC bid could mark turning point | Eugene Kontorovich in Al Jazeera
01/02/2015 2015 AALS Annual Meeting: Legal Education at the Crossroads | Daniel B. Rodriguez in TaxProf Blog
01/01/2015 Richard Bernstein sworn in as Michigan's first blind Supreme Court justice | Richard Bernstein JD '99 in The Oakland Press
01/01/2015 New study of UN Resolution 242 could alter views of Israeli-Arab conflict | Eugene Kontorovich in The Jerusalem Post
01/01/2015 1985-1994: The legacy of Nuremberg | David J. Scheffer in ABA Journal


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