News

05/27/2016 Steve Drizin Interview in The Legal Advocate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy 

05/25/2016 Laura Nirider in US News & World Report

05/10/2016 Laura Nirider at the Tulsa County Bar Foundation Law Day Luncheon, Tulsa Business & Legal News

04/30/2016 Steve Drizin to Speak At Cal State Dominguez Hills, Daily Breeze

04/05/2016 Megan Crane in the Illinois Bar Journal

03/25/2016 Laura Nirider on Reid in schools, New Yorker

02/25/2016 Steve Drizin on the Felony Murder Rule with Michael Smerconish

02/25/2016 The Truth About Juvenile False Confessions, American Bar Association

02/22/2016 Laura Nirider Speaks At St. Thomas, Fox 9

02/14/2016 Laura Nirider on Dateline, NBC

02/12/2016 Laura Nirider on False Confessions, NBC

02/07/2016 Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin on Making a Murderer, Radio New Zealand

02/06/2016 Laura Nirider Speaks To Dave Fanning, RTE 2 (Irish Radio)

01/29/2016 'Making a Murderer' Prosecutor on Critics' Questions, New York Times

01/20/2016 Peter Jackson Delivers His Making a Murderer Verdict, NZ Herald

01/19/2016 'Making a Murderer' Shines Light on False Youth Confessions, Chicago Tonight

01/18/2016 Brendan Dassey's Lawyer Recommends These 17 Books on False Confessions, Bustle

01/15/2016 What It's Really Like to be an Attorney on "Making a Murderer", Flare Magazine

01/14/2016 The Injustice System, The Guardian

01/14/2016 Brendan Dassey case shines spotlight on Northwestern’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, The Daily Northwestern

01/13/2016 The Truth Will Help Brendan Dassey: A Conversation With 'Making A Murderer' Attorney Laura Nirider, Forbes

01/08/2016 Here's How the Making a Murderer Nephew May Clear His Name, Esquire

01/08/2016 'Making a Murderer,' and the Huge Problem of False Youth Confessions, Rolling Stone

01/06/2016 Could Making a Murderer Free Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey? Vogue

01/06/2016 Steve Drizin on Brendan Dassey, Huffington Post Live

01/06/2016 Action Agenda for "Making a Murderer" Viewers, CWCY

01/05/2016 A Chicago-based legal team is appealing the "Making a Murderer" Case, Chicago Reader

01/05/2016 Chicago-Based Lawyers Await Judge's Decision on 'Making a Murderer' Case, NBC Chicago

01/05/2016 False Confessions Like Brendan Dassey's Are Common Among Exonerated Juveniles, Reason.com

12/29/2015 Making a Murderer Points Out a Major Flaw in Our Justice System, Esquire

12/27/2015 Magistrate to rule on Dassey lawsuit, Post-Crescent

12/22/2015 2015: A Year to Remember in False Confessions, Huffington Post

12/21/2015 Robert Davis Receives Pardon, C-VILLE Weekly

12/19/2015 Making A Murderer (documentary series), Netflix

12/03/2015 Allen's Attorneys pick apart facts surrounding his 2002 conviction, TDN.com

11/16/2015 Why don't we learn from our mistakes - evey when it matters most? NewStatesmen

11/13/2015 The Confession, NBC

11/02/2015 Waukegan police have history of wrongful convictions, abuse allegations, Chicago Tribune

10/21/2015 Letting a Ten-Year-Old Waive His Miranda Rights? There Oughtta Be a Law, Huffington Post

10/16/2015 "Dateline" episode featuring client Daniel Villegas, NBC

10/14/2015 Why Are Kids More Likely to Give False Confessions? NPR

10/14/2015 Detroit's Hidden Crack Casualties, The Intercept

08/13/2015 Dan Andersen Exonerated, Press Release from the CWCY

08/01/2015 David McCallum Profiled, "Due Process" (TV)

07/20/2015 Cook County Judge Overturns Murder, Attempted Rape Convictions, Chicago Tribune

07/20/2015 1980 Conviction of Daniel Andersen Vacated by Circuit Court Judge Alfredo Maldanado, Press Release from the CWCY

04/15/2015 Detroit Hit Man Says He, Not Teen, Responsible for 4 Deaths, NY Times

04/02/2015 Why Would a Kid Falsely Confess to a Crime? Josh Tepfer speaking at TEDxGrinnell

04/02/2015 Johnnie Lee Savory's attorney says DNA tests prove innocence in 1977 murders, Peoria JournalStar

03/02/2015 Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Roper v. Simmons: One Small Step for Christopher Simmons, One Giant Step for Juvenile Justice Reform, Huff Post

01/22/2015 New DNA Evidence Could Prove Johnnie Lee Savory's Innocence, CI News Now

01/20/2015 Imagining a President Who Speaks 'Truth to Power' on Juvenile Justice, Huff Post

01/13/2015 Johnnie Lee Savory Receives Pardon in 1977 Double Murder Case, Peoria Journal Star

12/03/2014 The Final Round in Anthony McKinney's Quest for Justice, Huff Post

08/20/2014 Northwestern and Michigan Are Partners in the Pursuit of Justice for the Wrongfully Convicted, Huff Post

08/19/2014 Quinn OKs DNA Tests for Defendants Who Plead Guilty, Chicago Tribune

06/28/2014 Interrogation Taping a Positive Reform for Police, Chicago Tribune

06/25/2014 $40M For Five Wrongly Convicted of Dixmoor Rape, Murder, Chicago Tribune 

06/24/2014 Watchdog Update: Judge Tosses Convictions of 2 Who Spent 15 Years in Prison, Chicago Tribune

06/19/2014 Report: New York City to Settle with 'Central Park Five' for $40 Million. Black and Hispanic Youths Were Wrongly Imprisoned for Jogger Rape, Washington Post

06/16/2014 When Innocent People Go To Prison, States Pay, NPR

06/12/2014 Adrian Thomas Found Not Guilty in Son's Death, timesunion.com

06/12/2014 Charges Dropped in Fatal Hit-Run, Prosecutors Say Confession False, Chicago Tribune

06/11/2014 Forensic Science Isn't Science, Slate

06/09/2014 Battle on False Confessions Has Setback in Pa., Philly.com

06/05/2014 A Reporter's Notebook: 'A Bronx Tale,' NBC News

06/04/2014 The Wisconsin Girls, Miranda Rights and Minors: a Blind Spot in US Law, The Guardian

06/04/2014 How To Avoid the Perils of Witness Misidentification, Al Jazeera America

05/14/2014 Coercive Interrogations Often Force the Innocent to Falsely Confess, Aljazeera America

05/12/2014 Man Freed From Prison After DA Acknowledges Misconduct in '79 New Orleans Murder Case, The Times-Picayune

05/07/2014 Death Penalty Report Cites Value of Taping Interrogations, Propublica

05/07/2014 Officials Reopen Botched Dixmoor 5 Case, Chicago Tribune

04/28/2014 The Rubin Carter Case, Perjury For the Prosecution - and Lessons Unlearned, Chicago Sun Times 

04/25/2014 When Confessions Prove False, The Austin Chronicle

04/25/2014 Judge, Citing Possible Innocence, Orders Release of Hickory Hills Woman in Shaken Baby Case, Chicago Sun Times

04/21/2014 For Daniel Taylor, Jail Was No Alibi, The Washington Post

04/16/2014 Harding's Charge: Albemarle County Sheriff Takes Aim At Wrongful Convictions, C-Ville

04/03/2014 Wrongly Convicted Man Puts Price on 21 Years of Prison Anguish, CTNOW

03/26/2014 The Courts Must Be Crazy, Boston Magazine

02/25/2014 Teen Spends 35 Days in Jail After Deputies Arrest Wrong Cody WIlliams, The LA Times

02/21/2014 How Much Can Police Lie To Suspects? N.Y. Rulings Suggest There's a Limit, The Christian Sceince Monitor

02/21/2014 Exonerated, Now What? New York Times

02/12/2014 Knox and Sollecito:Victims of a Prosecutor's 'Conspiracy Theories' to Explain Away DNA, Huff Post

02/05/2014 Criminal Exonerations at All-Time High, The Wall Street Journal

02/05/2014 Lawyers to File to Overturn Murder Conviction from 1998, Interlochen Public Radio

01/23/2014 Man Convicted in 1991 Phoenix-area Buddhist Temple Massacre, Los Angeles Times

01/22/2014 Family of South Carolina Boy Put to Death Seeks Exoneration 70 Years Later, The New York Times

01/14/2014 $6.3M Settlement for Man in Prison 25 Years for Rape He Didn't Commit, Chicago Sun Times

01/14/2014 Texas Man, Imprisoned for Murders Half His Life, Freed on Bond, NBC News

01/13/2014 El Paso Man Convicted of Double Murder at 16 Expected to be Freed, Los Angeles Times

01/13/2014 Texas Man on Brink of Freedom, New Trial After Serving 20 Years for a Double Murder, Fox News

01/09/2014 All Eyes Will Be on New York in 2014 When it Comes to Police Interrogations and False Confessions, Huff Post

01/08/2014 How to Get a Teenager to Admit to a Murder He Didn't Commit, Texas Monthly

01/02/2014 False Confessions: A Review of 2013, Huff Post

12/23/2013 Philly Finally Makes Good on a Promise to Record Interrogations and Confessions, Huff Post

12/18/2013 Teen's False Confession in Murder Case Leads to Questions, Channel 3 News Memphis

12/18/2013 State Court Orders New Trial for Daniel Villegas, El Paso Times

12/11/2013 Chief Judge for 9th Circuit Cites 'Epidemic' of Prosecutor Misconduct, Huff Post

12/10/2013 Indignity in El Paso: Is the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals 'Stalling' Daniel Villegas' Case?, Huff Post

12/8/2013 Mandatory Recording of Interrogations Begins Jan 1, Theday.com

12/5/2013 Jamie Peterson Cleared of 1996 Rape by New DNA Testing, Huff Post

12/5/2013 Will the 'Big Apple' Trump the 'Windy City' When it Comes to False Confessions?, Huff Post

12/4/2013 Will Arrest in Old Michigan Murder Case Clear the Man Doing Life for the Crime?, NBC News

12/2/2013 Police Chiefs Lead Effort to Prevent Wrongful Convictions by Alterning Investigative Practices, The Washington Post

11/29/2013 Use of Chicago Police Polygraphs Down in Face of False Confessions, Chicago Tribune

11/24/2013 When Lies Lead to Wrongful Convictions: Wisconsin Lacks Standards for Policing Incentivized Testimony, Gazette Xtra

11/22/2013 Former Detective Admits Coercing Confessions, Comcast Sportsnet 

11/21/2013 Judge Bars Statements Teen Made After Brothers Found Stabbed, KSL.com

11/21/2013 Confession Contamination in Cook County: Demonizing Youth in False Confession Narratives, Huff Post

11/20/2013 Videotaping a Valued Tool for Interrogations, Recordonline.com

11/18/2013 Breaking: With Today's Release of the San Antonio Four, Texas Now on the Cutting Edge of Efforts to Free the Innocent, Huff Post

11/10/2013 34 Years After Being Wrongly Convicted, a Man Savors His New Freedom, Los Angeles Times

11/09/2013 NorCal Experts Say Juveniles More Likely to Falsely Confess to Crimes, CBS SF Bay Area

11/08/2013 For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man, Huff Post

11/06/2013 Time to Rethink Recantations, Chicago Sun Times

11/6/2013 Appeals Court Vacates Murder Conviction in Ryan Ferguson Case, NBCnews.com

10/28/2013 Elizabeth Man's 1995 Murder Conviction Vacated, Bail Set at $5k, NJ.com

10/28/2013 Illinois Hopes to Stem Wrongful Convictions with New Interrogation Law, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange 

10/27/2013 Baltimore Police Take Steps to Avoid Wrongful Convictions, Reason.com

10/25/2013 Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's Fall From Grace, Huff Post

10/19/2013 O.C. Spaulding: Police Should Use More Technology, Charleston Gazette

10/18/2013 Gov Should Pardon Wrongfully Convicted Jailed Man, Chicago Sun Times

10/17/2013 Interrogations Can Lead to False Confessions by Juveniles, Study Finds, Herold Online

10/16/2013 Judge: No Miranda So Maine Teen's Arson Confession Tossed, Firehouse Magazine 

10/13/2013 Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Help Reduce False Confessions of Juveniles Charged with Homicide, California State Senate Majority

10/10/2013 False Confession Case Should Lead Federal Investigative Agencies to Start Recording Suspects' Interrogations, Huff Post

10/09/2013 The Recanters: What Happens When Abuse Claims Come Undone, Texas Observer

10/09/2013 $25 Million Damages Award Upheld on Appeal, Courthouse News Service

09/30/2013 Juveniles Prone to False Confessions, Experts Say, Journal Sentinel

09/25/2013 Reducing Over-Incarceration Isn't Just a Grown-up Problem, Huffington Post

09/23/2013 Why Do So Many Juvenile Suspects Confess to Crimes They Didn't Commit? Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

09/19/2013 Clemency Petition: Fugetts Recants; Davis Still in Prison, The Hook

09/18/2013 Fixing False Confessions, The Hill

09/16/2013 Exoneree Diaries: Jacques Rivera, WBEZ91.5

09/14/2013 Chuck Sweeny: College Kids Help Dispute '95 Murder Conviction, Rockford Register Star

09/14/2013 Editorial: Teenage Confessions; Age Group is Vulnerable to Abuse, Valley News

09/12/2013 Underage Suspects Are Apt to Confess to Crimes They Didn't Commit. Here's Why, Slate

09/11/2013 Mayor: 'Sorry for Burge Torture Era,' Chicago Sun Times

09/09/2013 Former Homesless Man To Be Freed From Prison In 2002 Rape Case: Mitchell, The Chicago Sun Times

09/08/2013 False Confessions Dog Teens, The Wall Street Journal

09/05/2013 $12.3 Million Settlement In Police Torture Case Spares Daley From Testifying, The Chicago Sun Times

09/05/2013 The Word "Free" Doesn't Enter Into My Vocabulary, The Chicago Reader

08/31/2013 Judge Outlines Murderer Johnnie Lee Savory's DVA Testing, Journal Star

08/29/2013 How Two Newspaper Reporters Helped Free an Innocent Man, The Atlantic

08/26/2013 In Juvenile Justice, Kids Need Protection From False Confessions, The Christian Science Monitor

08/26/2013 Governor Quinn Signs Bill Expanding Recording of Police Interrogations, Chicago Tribune

08/29/2013  Andre Davis: "There Was No Possibility in Their Mind That I Didn't Do It," Chicago Reader

08/19/2013  Johnnie Lee Savory: 'I ain't never heard the truth to be inconclusive', Chicago Tribune

08/14/2013  Let's Change How Police Question Young Suspects, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

08/06/2013  Judge Rules Johnnie Lee Savory Can Use DNA Tests on Old Evidence, Journal Star

08/06/2013  The Kid or the Hit Man: Who Killed 4 People?, Michigan Radio

07/22/2103  Man Walks Free After Serving Two Decades on Wrongful Conviction (video), Fox News

07/16/2013  An Exoneree's Gift, Word on the Streeterville  

06/12/2013  Grinnell College Honors 10 Alumni With Awards During Reunion, Grinnell College

04/22/2013  Recorded Interrogations Should be the Norm, AZ Central

04/13/2013  Wrongly Convicted Man Gives Back to Law Enforcement (video), NBC Bay Area

11/14/2012  Guilty or Victim?, Peoria Journal Star

01/17/2012  Four Englewood Men Won't Be Retried for 1994 Rape and Murder, Chicago Sun-Times

01/08/2012  12-Year-Old's Homicide Confession is Case for Debate on Recorded Interrogations, Memphis Commercial Appeal

12/07/2011  Anatomy of a Bad Confession (video | audio), Boston Public Radio

11/25/2011  Exonerated, Freed and Facing a New Life, Chicago Tribune

08/25/2011  Lawyer2Lawyer Podcast on the Release of the West Memphis Three (audio), Legal Talk Network

08/13/2011  Silence is Golden, The Economist

10/01/2010  Vigil Held for West Memphis Three, Fox 16 Arkansas

03/14/2010  Police interrogations: AP-LS issues landmark white paper, Forensic Psychology Blog