A hearing at which former Northwestern University journalism students planned to fight a subpoena turned into a judicial lambasting of their Sidley Austin lawyers, as Judge Diane Gordon Cannon castigated partner Richard O'Brien for a brief she said was "dripping with sarcasm." After the hearing, O'Brien said the brief was similar to thousands he has filed over his 30-year career. The subpoena seeks records from students who uncovered evidence that could overturn the trial verdict of an inmate convicted of murder in 1978.
Chicago Judge Lambastes Sidley Lawyers Over Brief
The National Law Journal
November 11, 2009