The Bar: The Immunity of Prosecutors

Just back from a vacation, Chicago's U.S. District Judge Joseph Sam Perry dealt quickly with a couple of routine items on his docket one morning last week. Then he turned to major business: Case No. 63-C-1426, that of Lloyd Eldon Miller Jr. Last month the Supreme Court reversed the 1956 conviction of Cab Driver Miller for the rape-murder of an eight-year-old girl near the Fulton County city of Canton, Ill. It was up to Judge Perry to answer the next question: Did the state have any basis for keeping Miller in custody?

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