Topic: Northwestern University School of Law
The former police sergeant is the lone defendant in the first-degree murder trial for his third wife, while his fourth wife is missing. Opening arguments in the Drew Peterson case started Tuesday.
The Supreme Court's conservative justices deliberating on the health care law known as Obamacare should heed the historical example of Republican-appointed justice, Harlan Fiske Stone. He detested New Deal policies but argued the court had no right to overturn them.
The retrial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich opens Wednesday in federal court. In the first trial, the jury deadlocked on 23 of 24 charges related to the handling of President Obama's former US Senate seat.
04/20/2011 12:48 pm
For the first time in Arkansas, convicted murderers prevail in seeking review of DNA evidence. Such reviews have exonerated 261 others, but will it help West Memphis Three?
11/16/2010 04:52 pm
A Chicago businessman has alleged that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was involved in an illegal scheme to win the appointment to Barack Obama's former Senate seat. Jackson has denied the charges.
09/22/2010 04:59 pm
Rod Blagojevich retrial will likely be a condensed version of the original case and focus on charges related to allegations that he attempted to sell President Obama's Senate seat.
08/18/2010 07:38 pm
After 12 days of deliberation, the Rod Blagojevich jury has reached a verdict on only 2 of 24 counts. 'If it was an open-and-shut case, it would have been shut by now,' says one legal expert.
08/12/2010 05:19 pm
The jury weighing 24 criminal charges in the corruption trial against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is deadlocked. That doesn't necessarily mean a hung jury.
08/11/2010 09:08 pm
The defense lawyer for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waved his arms, shouted, and worked up a sweat in a rowdy closing argument Tuesday. Jury deliberations begin Wednesday.
07/27/2010 06:57 pm
The prosecution made its closing arguments Monday in the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Closing arguments for the defense are Tuesday.
07/26/2010 06:58 pm