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Sherman Skolnick

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Sherman H. Skolnick
Born July 13, 1930
Chicago, Illinois
Died May 21, 2006 (aged 75)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Author and investigative journalist

Sherman H. Skolnick (July 13, 1930 – May 21, 2006) was a Chicago-based activist, anti-Catholic, and conspiracy theorist.[1][2][3]

Early life

Born in Chicago in 1930, at the age of six, Skolnick was paralyzed by polio, and he used a wheelchair for the rest of his life.[4] His parents, a homemaker and a tailor, were Jewish European immigrants.[4] Skolnick's father was from Russia.[5]


Skolnick was founder and chairman of the Citizens' Committee to Clean Up the Courts,[4] which he started in 1963. He used the local press to distribute his reports, later establishing a telephone hotline–"Hotline News", a public-access television show on cable TV, and a web site.[4]

Skolnick's investigations put Otto Kerner Jr. in prison for three years; and led to the resignation of two Illinois Supreme Court justices, Roy J. Solfisburg, Jr. and Ray Klingbiel, who, as Skolnick reported, had accepted bribes of stock from a defendant in a case on which they ruled.[4] The scandal catapulted John Paul Stevens, special counsel to an investigating commission, to fame as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.[6] In 2001, the story became the subject of a book, Illinois Justice, by Kenneth A. Manaster.[6]

Skolnick's final written works include an 81-part series entitled "The Overthrow of the American Republic," and a 16-part series entitled "Coca-Cola, the CIA, and the Courts."[4] Skolnick wrote for Willis Carto's Spotlight, a Holocaust denying publication. [7]

Later life and death

Skolnick died of a heart attack on May 21, 2006.[4]



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