Loevy & Loevy Client Brandon Smith Wins Release of Laquan McDonald Shooting Videos

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Loevy & Loevy client Brandon Smith, an independent journalist from Chicago, recently secured a major victory under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, requiring the City of Chicago to release video recordings of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing teenager Laquan McDonald. Loevy & Loevy is proud to represent journalists and citizens in… Read More

Loevy & Loevy Summer Associates and Civil Rights Legal Interns

Beginning August 1, 2014, Loevy & Loevy will accept applications for our 2015 Summer Associate program from second-year law students and third-year law students who plan to begin clerkships following graduation. In addition, Loevy & Loevy is accepting applications from 2Ls and 1Ls who are interested in participating in our Civil Rights Legal Internship during… Read More

Daniel Taylor Receives Certificate of Innocence!

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This week, the Honorable Paul Biebel, president judge of the Criminal Court of Cook County, granted Loevy & Loevy client Daniel Taylor a certificate of innocence. Fellow exonerees Nicole Harris and Deon Patrick also received their certificates of innocence at the same time. Duaa Eldeib and Steve Mills of the Chicago Tribune write: In the span of… Read More

Juan Rivera Sues Lake County Sheriff for Wrongful Conviction

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In getting Juan Rivera Jr. to confess to a 1992 murder and rape he didn’t commit, investigators pushed the Lake County man to the brink of “madness” in one of the most “monumentally, psychologically abusive interrogations” in Illinois’ history, Rivera’s attorneys said Tuesday. “They just decided they were going to solve this crime, and they… Read More

Juan Rivera Wins Early Round in Lawsuit

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Judge Leinenweber of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently ruled on motions to dismiss in Juan Rivera’s civil rights case, allowing nearly every claim to proceed. Dan Hinkel has the story for the Chicago Tribune here.

‘ . . . I’m a work in progress,’ says client Daniel Taylor

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Steve Mills expertly tells the story of Daniel Taylor’s first steps as a free man in the Chicago Tribune. Mills writes: The prison moments never seem far away. When his brother calls from another room, he hesitates before stepping out of his bedroom, as if he needs permission to leave. In a crowd, his eyes dart back and… Read More

Exonoree Jacques Rivera Adjusts to Freedom

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In December of 2011 Jacques Rivera was released from prison after spending 21 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit.   Two years later, Jacques is talking to WBEZ’s Alison Flowers about his life after freedom. There are small luxuries in Jacques’s new life, such as the French Vanilla coffee he drinks out of a red Disney… Read More