January 30, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
Former Illinois governor George Ryan was transferred Wednesday to home confinement to serve the remainder of his six-and-a-half-year prison sentence imposed after several corruption-related convictions in 2006. The ex-governor was originally sent to a Chicago halfway house early Wednesday morning ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu on Sunday called for former US president George W. Bush and former UK prime minister Tony Blair to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their roles in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Tutu argues thatThe immorality of the United States and ...[read more]
August 6, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday upheld a lower court's denial of motion submitted by former Illinois governor George Ryan seeking his release from prison. Ryan argued that he was convicted under pre-Skilling v. United States jury instructions and thus he should be ...[read more]
April 30, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court on Monday ordered the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to reconsider former Illinois governor George Ryan's appeal in light of Wood v. Milyard. Wood, which was decided just last week, held that federal courts of appeals, like district courts, have the authority... ...[read more]
March 9, 2012
by Cody Harding
On March 9, 2011, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 3539 into law, which abolished the death penalty in Illinois. The bill passed the Illinois House in January 2011 by a vote of 60-54. The Senate also approved the bill in January. The bill did not go into effect until July 1, 2011 but ...[read more]
January 6, 2012
by Cody Harding
On January 6, 2011, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill that abolished the death penalty by a vote of 60-54. The Illinois Senate approved the same bill in March 2011, and Governor Pat Quinn signed the ban during the same month. Illinois was the sixteenth state to ban the death ...[read more]
November 6, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On November 6, 2007, former Illinois Governor George Ryan reported to federal prison to serve a 6 and-a-half year sentence on multiple charges of corruption and fraud in connection with a bribes-for-licenses scandal that occurred during Ryan's term as Illinois Secretary of State. Ryan's ...[read more]
August 29, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 29, 2005, several civil rights organizations asked the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to investigate allegations that several Chicago detectives used torture to obtain confessions from approximately 135 African American suspects between 1971 and 1992. Petitioning ...[read more]
July 6, 2011
by Zach Zagger
An appeals court on Wednesday rejected convicted former Illinois governor George Ryan's appeal seeking to overturn his 2006 conviction on corruption charges. The 77-year-old Ryan was convicted in 2006 on multiple counts of corruption and fraud in connection with a bribes-for-licenses scandal that ...[read more]
April 28, 2011
by Jennie Ryan
The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday approved HB 1446, a bill creating a criminal penalty for undocumented workers who hold jobs and criminalizing the transportation of those workers into the state. The bill, written by Representative George Faught (R) and Senator Ron Justice (R), makes it a ...[read more]

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