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Newsletter articles from 1999

Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider and Donald R. Parkinson September 1999 The defendant was convicted by a jury of the offenses of residential burglary, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated criminal sexual assault.
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider July 1999 After a bench trial, the defendant was convicted of aggravated battery and sentenced to an extended term of 10 years.
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider April 1999 The defendant was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. His blood test revealed a blood ethanol content of .196
Recent appellate court cases By David P. Bergschneider and Donald R. Parkinson January 1999 The Fourth District reversed the trial court's granting of the defendant's motion to suppress. The defendant was the backseat passenger in a vehicle which failed to completely stop at a stop sign.
Section council activities By Donald R. Parkinson November 1999 Chairperson, Robert Loeb, called the Criminal Justice Section Council meeting to order on Saturday, September 18, 1999, and outlined his plans for this year.
Section council activities By Donald R. Parkinson May 1999 On a snowy Saturday (3/6/99), your council met in Chicago and discussed 120 new legislative criminal bills.
Summary of death penalty decisions published in the Official Reports or issued by the Illinois Supreme Court for 1998 By Daniel M. Locallo May 1999 The author wishes to express that this summary concerns the procedural and substantive case law established by the Supreme Court of Illinois. The summary intentionally does not cover any of the issues regarding the constitutionality of the death penalty.
Summary of traffic-related decisions published in the Official Reports for 1998 By Daniel M. Locallo April 1999 Defendant was convicted of DUI following an arrest for that charge on June 24, 1995.
Taking aim at wrongful convictions: The time has come to record the process, not just the product, of interrogation By Gregory W. O’Reilly July 1999 Recording the interrogation process will deter abuses, limit frivolous complaints about alleged abuses, and help restore confidence in the fairness and accuracy of the criminal justice process.
Use immunity/hearsay exception ‘Gangbangers’ exception v. cross-examination By John Corkery November 1999 Questions recently have arisen about a new criminal evidence statute entitled "Admissibility of prior statements when witness refused to testify despite a court order to testify."