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Mar 21, 2017

People v. Shinaul, 2017 IL 120162 (February). Episode 311 (Duration 4:52)

State is not allowed to reinstate charges after Defendant vacates an invalidated Aguilar AUUW conviction.

Issue

This case looks at whether or not the State will be allowed to reinstate dismissed charges after a defendant files a civil petition to...


Mar 21, 2017


Should the rules allow judges to do something about bigotry that's discovered during jury deliberations?

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The recent opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States, Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, SCOTUS (March 2017) poses a dilemma for trial judges.

What to do when it...


Mar 20, 2017

Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, SCOTUS (March 2017). Episode 310 (Duration 22:11)

The constitution must allow for some form of judicial inquiry when it becomes clear that a juror has allowed racial bias to influence their verdict.

Facts

Defendant was convicted by jury trial in Colarado of sexaually contact with minors. Two...


Mar 15, 2017

People v. Acevedo, 2017 App (3d) 150750 (March). Episode 309 (Duration 6:09)

Discovery sanction in this rescission hearing consisted of a finding that the defendant met his initial burden, then the State was allowed to have the officer testify to the probable cause for the DUI arrest.

DUI Arrest

Case begins with a car...


Mar 14, 2017

This is the February 2017 Illinois criminal case law audio summary. Episode 303 (Duration 20:28)

February 2017 Illinois Criminal Case Law Summary

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Why read about what the Illinois criminal law courts have been up to when you can just listen? 

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