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Articles From J. Timothy Eaton

Petitions for Leave to Appeal: Smoothing Your Path to Illinois Supreme Court Review

By J. Timothy Eaton
March
2016
Article
Page 40
The supreme court receives thousands of petitions every year from unsuccessful appellate litigants, but it hears only a few. Here's how to increase the odds that yours will be one.

The Too-Expansive Illinois General Verdict Rule

By J. Timothy Eaton, Michael W. Rathsack, and Michael T. Reagan
March
2013
Article
Page 142
More and more Illinois courts are upholding general verdicts if there is any error-free basis for doing so. They should do the opposite, these authors say.

When Recusal Leads to DEADLOCK: A Constitutional Cure

By J. Timothy Eaton and Lynn A. Ellenberger
October
2009
Article
Page 510
The authors propose a constitutional amendment allowing replacement of Illinois Supreme Court justices when recusal makes rendering a decision impossible.

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