Blind plea, blind justice?By Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2003Lawpulse, Page 8Capital murder trials put a strain on county budgets, which has led to second-class justice in some cases, critics charge. But improvements in the capital litigation system are making a difference.
Perspectives on death-penalty reformBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2002Lawpulse, Page 338A prosecutor and criminal defense attorney react to the recommendations of Governor Ryan's Commission on Capital Punishment.
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.
A Level Field for Death Penalty CasesBy Timothy L. BertschyApril 1999Column, Page 184When Illinois re-enacted the death penalty in 1977, the General Assembly and the criminal justice system made a legal and moral commitment to the people of Illinois that, if executions take place in their name, they would be done right.