The Limits on Disciplining Public Employee SpeechBy Joshua D. HermanApril 2015Article, Page 24Disciplining public-sector employees for speech that is insubordinate, inappropriate, or simply unwanted gives rise to complex legal issues. Here's a framework for analyzing them.
Citizen Tips and the Fourth AmendmentBy Rob ShumakerJuly 2014Article, Page 336More cases, including a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling, define whether a police investigatory stop based on a citizen tip is valid.
Silence as Self-Incrimination after Salinas v. TexasBy Robin B. MurphyApril 2014Article, Page 184After Salinas, non-custodial suspects must expressly invoke the right to remain silent, or silence can be held against them. But in Illinois, state law provides some evidentiary protection.