Follow-up to preservation of evidence legislation P.A. 92-459October 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 516When Gov. Ryan signed P.A. 91-871 (governing evidence retention) in June of 2000, he expressed concerns with a number of provisions in the law including overbroad application to all physical evidence, arbitrary time limits for retention of evidence and unclear guidelines for the court in granting requests for early disposition of evidence.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathJuly 2001Column, Page 338Golfers in the (legal) news; capital punishment and the mentally retarded; and more.
Creation of the Career Criminal Justice Attorney Retention Act; H.B. 3563June 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 286The Career Criminal Justice Attorney Retention Act would provide annual education expenses stipends to eligible assistant state's attorneys, assistant public defenders, assistant appellate defenders, assistant appellate prosecutors, nonsupervisory legal aid attorneys, and assistant attorneys general.