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Kane County Nuggets

Jul 26, 2016

This little line in Sotomayor’s dissent in Utah v. Strieff (the big improper stop & attenuation case) has been stuck in my mind.See also Podcast Episode 185 of the Premium Nuggets.


At the beginning of section IV in her dissent she wrote:

Writing only for myself, and drawing on my professional experiences, I...

Jul 15, 2016

Sometimes the defense can gather up pretty convincing evidence of police misconduct, and the trial judge just can't pull the trigger on doing the right thing. Episode 198 (Duration 16:04)

See People v. Montanez, 2016 IL App (1st) 133726 (June) and
People v. Serrano, 2016 IL App (1st) 133493 (June)

Judge Removed From Case To Prevent Palpable Injustice


Jul 5, 2016

In many ways this is the month that the judges (that is the high court judges) could do no wrong.  We had 2 significant cases released by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and 2 cases released by the Illinois Supreme Court.


Here's what you missed from the high court cases for June 2016:


1. Utah v....