Fired Prisoner Review Board Member Asks Illinois Supreme Court To Limit Governor’s Power
Fired Prisoner Review Board member Eric Gregg is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to give him his job back. In a case argued Tuesday, the justices were also asked to consider the limits of a governor’s power to fire certain state officials.
Is Clemency Still Needed?
In this week's Legal Issues in the News, commentator Sean Anderson looks at the history of executive clemency and whether it's still needed today.
Quinn Grants Last Minute Clemency For Danville Inmate Anthony Dansberry
Dansberry's lawyers with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University say his case was deeply flawed.