Northwestern Told To Give Up Emails In Murder Case

Law360, Chicago (September 7, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT) -- An Illinois judge ruled Wednesday that Northwestern University must hand over to state prosecutors roughly 500 emails exchanged between students and faculty about their investigative reporting project aimed at exonerating a man serving a life sentence for murder.

Judge Diane Gordon Cannon said the students were working at the direction of post-conviction petitioner Anthony McKinney's lawyers, and that emails about their investigation they exchanged with David Protess, the founder of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism Innocence Project who retired from the university in June, were not...
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