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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Hearsay

Hearsay allowed in murder trial under domestic violence exception By Adam W. Lasker January 2013 Lawpulse, Page 10 The Illinois Appellate Court ruled recently that hearsay evidence is admissible in a murder trial under a statutory exception for domestic violence prosecutions.
When Hearsay Testimony Is a Nonevent Under the Confrontation Clause By Robert J. Steigmann June 2008 Article, Page 304 An Illinois Appellate Court justice says that a witness who disavows his or her own hearsay statements is not "unavailable" as to those statements.
Admission of detective’s testimony did not violate the Confrontation Clause February 2008 Illinois Law Update, Page 72 On November 30, 2007, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County sentencing the defendant to 85 years for first degree murder and home invasion.
Davis v Washington Narrows the Scope of “Testimonial” Hearsay By Howard W. Anderson III October 2007 Article, Page 546 Prosecutors can't introduce "testimonial" hearsay unless the defendant had a chance to cross-examine the unavailable declarant. Davis tells us when a statement is not "testimonial."
Crawford, Breathalyzer Tests, and the Public-Records Hearsay Exception By Hon. William J. Haddad August 2005 Article, Page 412 May breathalyzer logbook entries still be introduced in Illinois under the public-records exception?
Crawford v Washington and the Limits on Admitting Hearsay in Criminal Trials By John H. Gleason August 2005 Article, Page 408 Crawford limits a judge's discretion to admit hearsay against criminal defendants. Here's a discussion of the case's impact and  unanswered questions.
Correspondence from Our Readers January 2002 Column, Page 6 Those clients from hell.
Allowing Child Victims’ Hearsay under Section 115-10: A Critical Analysis By Hon. Robert W. Cook and Edward C. Snow November 2001 Article, Page 582 A critical look at the statute from a justice of the fourth district appellate court.
Expanded hearsay exception for victims of elder abuse ; P.A. 92-091 September 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 454 Gov. Ryan recently signed legislation expanding the hearsay exception for incapacitated seniors.
New hearsay exception for “safe zone testimony” ; P.A. 91-899 December 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 690 Under a recent change to the Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure, certain hearsay evidence will soon be admissible in some circumstances.
New hearsay exception created for statements made by deceased declarants; P.A. 91-363 April 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 196 Public Act 91-363 creates a new hearsay exception by adding section 115-10.4 to the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, 725 ILCS 5/100-1 et seq.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath January 2000 Column, Page 10 Losing the right to a jury trial — is it malpractice?
A Hospital “Shall” Disclose Blood Alcohol Concentration Test Results to Police; PA 91-125 September 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 460 If blood or urine tests to determine the presence of alcohol or drugs are ``conducted upon persons receiving medical treatment in a hospital emergency room for injuries resulting from a motor vehicle accident,'' PA 91-125 mandates disclosure of the results to police upon request.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath September 1999 Column, Page 454 "Same part of the body'' rule update.