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Articles From James W. Hilliard

“Freedom” for African Americans in Antebellum Illinois

By James W. Hilliard
August
2018
Cover Story
Page 30
To fully appreciate how far Illinois has progressed from its frontier beginnings, consider that antebellum Illinois was a free state in name only.

The Illinois Constitution: A Primer

By James W. Hilliard
October
2008
Column
Page 494
Background on the Illinois Constitution and the Con-Con.

Tapping Agency Expertise: The Doctrine of Primary Jurisdiction

By James W. Hilliard
May
2008
Article
Page 256
Courts use the doctrine to refer an issue to an administrative agency for expert determination. Here's how it works in Illinois.

The “Religious Purposes” Property Tax Exemption and the First Amendment

By James W. Hilliard
October
2002
Article
Page 549
Here's how taxing authorities can determine whether property is being used for religious purposes without impermissibly inquiring into religious beliefs.

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