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Morgan Lewis Helps Fuel Man's Murder Conviction Fight, Law360

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Morgan Lewis partner Scott Schutte was featured in Law360’s Access to Justice Series for the firm’s pro bono representation of Demond Weston. In the article, Scott discussed the efforts to overturn Demond’s murder conviction, which was obtained in the Burge era, when Chicago officers used torture tactics to obtain criminal confessions from mainly African American men. A team of current and former Morgan Lewis lawyers dedicated more than 4,500 hours and 10 years to the case. “It was a massive investment by the firm that the firm didn’t balk at making,” Scott said. “Once we’re in, we’re in.”

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