Federal Criminal Justice Clinic

Judith Miller on Mandatory Minimums and Clemency for Client Eugene Haywood

The Case of Eugene Haywood: Why it's Time to Scrap Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Judith P. Miller
Chicago Tribune
December 26, 2015

President Barack Obama just granted clemency to my client Eugene Haywood on Dec. 18. Haywood has served 14 years of a mandatory sentence of life without parole for a nonviolent drug crime.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Client Granted Clemency by President

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
December 18, 2015

President Obama today granted clemency to Eugene Haywood, a client of the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Haywood was serving a mandatory minimum life sentence for a non-violent drug offense he committed in 2001.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller
Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Erica Zunkel

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Defends Alleged Police Impersonator Using a Free Speech Defense

Alleged Police Impersonator's Defense: The Constitution Allows It
Frank Main
Chicago Sun-Times
October 18, 2015

University of Chicago attorneys are urging a judge to throw out federal charges against a south suburban man accused of impersonating a deputy U.S. marshal, saying in a novel argument that he was engaging in protected free speech.

University of Chicago attorneys are urging a judge to throw out federal charges against a south suburban man accused of impersonating a deputy U.S. marshal, saying in a novel argument that he was engaging in protected free speech.

Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller
Faculty: 
Erica Zunkel

Siegler Argues Before Seventh Circuit Sitting En Banc

Law School Communications
June 5, 2015

Clinical Professor Alison Siegler, who runs the Law School’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, delivered an oral argument before the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals sitting en banc on Wednesday, giving what her colleague Judith Miller called a “virtuoso performance” in U.S. v. Paul Davis, Jr., one of the clinic’s “fake stash house” cases.

Clinical Professor Alison Siegler, who runs the Law School’s Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, delivered an oral argument before the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals sitting en banc on Wednesday, giving what her colleague Judith Miller called a “virtuoso performance” in U.S. v.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler

Erica Zunkel: Dissecting Adnan Syed’s Case on Serial

Breaking Down The Serial Podcast: Attorneys Dissect Adnan Syed’s Case
Legal Talk Network
February 13, 2015

On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss Serial and the case it made famous with three attorneys: Director of Investigation for University of Virginia School of Law’s Innocence Project Clinic Deirdre Enright, featured on episodes 7 and 12 of Serial and currently working on Adnan’s appeal, Erica Zunkel from the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School, and Markus Kypreos from the Fort Worth civil litigation firm Pennington Hill.

Faculty: 
Erica Zunkel

Alison Siegler on 'Highly Unusual' Mass Dismissals of Major Stash House Charges

Prosecutor Drops Toughest Charges in Chicago Stings That Used Fake Drugs
Erik Eckholm
The New York Times
February 3, 2015

“In my experience, it is highly unusual to see the en masse dismissals of the major charge in a big group of similar cases,” said Alison Siegler, the director of the federal criminal justice clinic at the University of Chicago Law School and a co-counsel in four of the cases.

In a partial retreat from drug prosecutions that spurred a national debate over possible entrapment and racial profiling, the federal prosecutor in Chicago has dropped the most serious charges against 27 defendants who were caught in so-called

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller

Federal Criminal Justice Clinic Gets Charges Dropped in Stash House Cases

Chicago Prosecutors Quietly Drop Charges Tied to Drug Stash House Stings
Annie Sweeney and Jason Meisner
Chicago Tribune
January 29, 2015

Federal prosecutors in Chicago have quietly dropped narcotics conspiracy charges against more than two dozen defendants accused of ripping off drug stash houses as part of controversial undercover stings that have sparked allegations across the country of entrapment and racial profiling.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler
Faculty: 
Judith P. Miller
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