Neighborhood Services Act compromise finally reachedJune 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 310During one of the briefest legislative sessions in recent memory, the General Assembly ended a four-month controversy over whether illegally transporting firearms should be considered a felony or misdemeanor in Illinois.
Racial profiling study rejected; H.B. 3911June 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 310House Bill 3911 required Illinois law enforcement officers to record information about the race of motorists who received traffic or warning citations.
Relevant Conduct and the Law of ConspiracyBy David G. DugganJune 2000Article, Page 351The problems posed by the federal sentencing guidelines for defendants charged with liability for the criminal acts of others.
S.A.N.E. ProgramApril 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 196On January 7, 2000, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority ("Authority") adopted emergency amendments to the Illinois Administrative Code. 20 Ill Adm Code 1560.
Capital Crimes Litigation Trust FundMarch 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 128On December 23, 1999, the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer adopted emergency rules to section 725 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 74 Ill Adm Code 725.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathMarch 2000Column, Page 124Public defenders and legal malpractice; lawyers can commit UPL; and more.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie McGrathFebruary 2000Column, Page 62Banks and title insurance; fees for foiled FOIA requests; crafting affirmative action plans; and more.
Illinois attempts to keep drugs out of stateJanuary 2000Illinois Law Update, Page 16As of January 1, 2000, Illinois drivers who own or operate vehicles containing hidden compartments may be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Public Act 91-359 amends the Vehicle Code by making it illegal to own or operate a motor vehicle when a person knows the vehicle contains a false or secret compartment.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie McGrathJanuary 2000Column, Page 10Losing the right to a jury trial — is it malpractice?
Animal cruelty now a felony in Illinois; P.A. 91-351December 1999Illinois Law Update, Page 636Until recently, torturing animals was only a misdemeanor in Illinois. However, individuals who intentionally torture animals will now face up to three years in prison and will be forced to undergo psychological and psychiatric evaluations for a first offense.
The Lawyer's JournalBy Bonnie McGrathDecember 1999Column, Page 632One new rule clarifies notice-of-appeal filings in criminal cases...