Anthony McKinney murder conviction controversy

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Anthony McKinney was a prisoner convicted of killing a security guard in 1978 in Harvey, Illinois. He was the subject of a Medill Innocence Project effort to reinvestigate his case and determine if he was wrongfully convicted. The case obtained notoriety after the Cook County state's attorney subpoenaed the Medill School of Journalism students' grades, class syllabus, and personal e-mails. This case is relevant to issues of Freedom of the Press because of the subpoena of journalism school class records as well as issues relating to possible wrongful conviction.[1][2][3][4][5]

Anthony McKinney died on 27 August 2013 of a suspected heart attack in his cell at Dixon Correctional Center in northern Illinois, after thirty-five years in prison.

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  1. ^ Long, Jeff (19 Oct 2009). "Northwestern University's Medill Innocence Project is in a standoff with Cook County prosecutors". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 21 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  2. ^ Friedman, Emily (Oct 20, 2009). "Northwestern Students' Records Subpoenaed by Illinois State Attorney Office". ABC News. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ Contempt hearing in wrongful conviction case delayed, Medill Reports, Northwestern University, Jun 24, 2010,
  4. ^ Student journalists protection still unanswered: Arguments over subpoena continue in light of new evidence, McCormick Freedom Project, June 25, 2010,
  5. ^ MUHAMMAD ALI BOUT COULD BE KEY TO CLEARING MAN OF MURDER THAT HE WAS CONVICTED OF 27 YEARS AGO, Chicago Sun Times, November 20, 2008, archived:"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 

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