Court Declares Illinois Gun Laws Unconstitutional Today the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the Illinois law prohibiting a person from carrying a loaded concealed gun unconstitutional. Moore v. Madigan, 12-1269. The Court after going through an historical review and a look at the U.S. Supreme Court cases of District of Columbia v. Heller, […]
Ninety-seven percent of federal convictions and ninety-four percent of state convictions are the result of guilty pleas. With that in mind, the Supreme Court has expended a defendant’s right to counsel to plea-bargaining having determined that negotiating a deal with the government is a critical stage in representing a client. Poor advice on the law […]
Many of the State’s Attorneys have been adding burglary charges a Class 2 felony, punishable by 3-7 years, to every misdemeanor retail theft by charging that these shoplifters were entering or remaining in the store to commit a theft and were thus committing a burglary. Fortunately, the Appellate Court applies some common sense which will […]
There has been a lot of consternation over the US Supreme Court’s opinion in Williams v. Illinois, No. 10-8505, June 18, 2012, from defense attorneys; however, the decision actually seems to be pretty limited. The ISP expert testified that a DNA profile produced by Cellmark matched defendant’s, but Williams had the opportunity to confront her […]
Divorce Attorney Will Testify in Peterson Trial.
George Zimmerman’s wife arrested, charged with perjury.
Justice Department gets long extension to perform e-discovery duties that Honeywell says it abysmally failed
ral agencies and 45 third parties. The government has four lawyers on the case. Hiring of lawyers by DOJ lags behind steep increase in False Claims Act cases via Justice Department gets long extension to perform e-discovery duties that Honeywell says it abysmally failed.
Public defender’s unsavory client poses dilemma.
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