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Newsletter articles from 2013

Case notes By Hon. John A. Wasilewski, Hon. Richard D. Russo, Jessica Koester, Hon. Thomas A. Else, Ava George Stewart, and Mark Kevin Wykoff June 2013 Recent cases of interest to criminal law practitioners.
Editor’s note By Hon. Gregory Paul Vazquez December 2013 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Judge Greg Vazquez.
Editor’s note By Hon. Gregory Paul Vazquez November 2013 An introduction to the issue from Judge Greg Vazquez.
Editor’s note By Hon. Gregory Paul Vazquez January 2013 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Judge Gregory Paul Vazquez.
Florida v. Harris & proof of the reliability of the drug-detection canine By Rob Shumaker April 2013 This article addresses case law on drug-detection dogs, the recent United States Supreme Court opinion, and offers insight on how prosecutors, defense counsel and trial judges should consider the issue of a dog’s reliability in detecting illegal narcotics.
Governmental involvement necessary for statement to be considered testimonial hearsay By Mark Kevin Wykoff, Sr. April 2013 The Illinois Appellate Court, in People v. Richter, held that governmental involvement is required for a statement to be considered testimonial hearsay. Given that defendant’s statements were not made to government officials, and that there was no governmental involvement in the creation of the statements, the statements did not constitute testimonial hearsay. Thus, the hearsay evidence was admissible at his trial.
HOUSE BILLS—Criminal, Traffic & Juvenile from the 98th General Assembly By Steve Baker November 2013 Recent legislation of interest to criminal law practitioners.
SENATE BILLS—Criminal, Juvenile & Traffic By Steve Baker January 2013 Recent legislation of interest to criminal law practitioners.
SENATE BILLS—Criminal, Traffic & Juvenile from the 98th General Assembly By Steve Baker December 2013 Recent legislation of interest to criminal law practitioners.