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Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions

Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions

INDIANAPOLIS | Police officers attempting to obtain a confession absolutely cannot mislead a suspected criminal into believing that he or she will not receive a fair trial due to race, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm Related
Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday to determine whether a Gary man voluntarily confessed to murder or was improperly influenced by a Gary police detective who told him a black man can't get a fair trial in Crown Point.

February 06, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Downstate trial could lead to cameras in Cook courts

CHICAGO | A judge's effort to put cameras inside Cook County courtrooms got a big push from a small western Illinois county.

November 13, 2012 12:00 am

Judges, journalists clash over courtroom tweets

CHICAGO | Getting news from a big trial once took days, moving at the speed of a carrier pigeon or an express pony. The telegraph and telephone cut that time dramatically, as did live television broadcasts.

April 17, 2012 12:00 am
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