Teen In 'Making A Murderer' Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Take His CaseBrendan Dassey's attorneys say the Wisconsin teen was pressured into a false confession and that video of the interrogation never should have been used to convict him.
Man Facing Death In Slayings Of Wife, 2 Kids Loses AppealLake County Judge Samuel Cappas and Magistrate Natalie Bokota determined Kevin Isom failed to establish he had ineffective counsel at his murder trial or during the appeals process.
Rod Blagojevich Shot Down Again By Federal Appeals CourtThe decision was not unexpected. And it set Blagojevich’s attorneys up to make one last pitch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Court Swiftly Rejects Blagojevich's Latest Appeal Of 14-Year SentenceIn an unusually swift decision, three judges with the 7th Circuit turned down the governor's appeal three days after hearing arguments.
Blagojevich's Lawyers Back In Court To Seek Lesser SentenceAttorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich were back in court Tuesday, trying again to get his 14-year prison sentence reduced.
Comptroller Mendoza Appeals Ruling Ordering Lawmaker PayThe Illinois comptroller has appealed a Cook County judge's ruling that state lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pass a budget.
'Making A Murderer' Appeal Heard In ChicagoA federal magistrate judge ruled investigators took advantage of Brendan Dassey's youth and cognitive problems to coerce his confession.
Daley’s Former Compliance Chief Wins A Round In CourtCalling it “another sordid episode in a long, tangled and distinctly Chicago saga,” the Illinois Appellate Court has kept alive a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by the Denver attorney hired by former Mayor Richard M. Daley to oversee city hiring, only to be stripped of that power.
Blagojevich Files New Appeal Of 14-Year Prison SentenceBlagojevich’s legal team faces a particularly steep battle, given that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has already found that “it is not possible to call 168 months unlawfully high for Blagojevich’s crimes.”
Woman Appeals Defeat In Rape Lawsuit Against Derrick RoseThe appeal was on the grounds that damning testimony should have been excluded and other evidence should have been admitted at trial.
Rod Blagojevich Plans To Appeal 14-Year Prison SentenceRod Blagojevich's lawyer has notified a federal court that the imprisoned former Illinois governor plans to appeal his 14-year sentence for corruption imposed at a resentencing earlier this month.
Federal Prosecutors Say Blagojevich Doesn't Deserve LeniencyProsecutors want U.S. District Judge James Zagel to reinstate Blagojevich’s original 14-year prison sentence at a hearing next month.