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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 15, 2013

50 Years After Key Case, Problems Defending The Poor Persist

By Carrie Johnson

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(Duration: 5:01)

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in which the justices unanimously ruled that defendants facing substantial jail time deserved legal representation in state courts, even if they couldn't afford to pay for it.

Categories: History, Law





WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 12, 2013

Student Court Considers Challenge to Chief Illiniwek Survey

By Sean Powers

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Chief Illiniwek

On Wednesday, the student Moot Court at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will hear oral arguments in a case related to the U of I’s former symbol, Chief Illiniwek.

Categories: History, Sports


AP - Illinois Public Media News - March 09, 2013

Kenya: Kenyatta Wins With Slim Majority

By The Associated Press

Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta — the son of Kenya's founding father and a man accused by an international court of helping orchestrate the vicious violence that marred the nation's last vote — was certified as the winner on Saturday of Kenya's presidential election by the slimmest majority — 50.07 percent.



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