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Articles From Michele M. Jochner

Vehicle Searches Incident to Arrest in Illinois after Gant

By Michele M. Jochner
January
2013
Article
Page 30
In Arizona v. Gant, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed warrantless searches when an arrestee is unsecured and can reach the passenger compartment or it's "reasonable to believe" incriminating evidence "might be" inside. But Gant raises as many questions as it answers - here's a look at how Illinois courts have reacted.

Illinois Supreme Court Rule Changes: The Year So Far

By Michele M. Jochner
October
2011
Article
Page 520
From new IOLTA rules to a new official citation system, a range of important supreme court rule changes took effect from January through September of 2011.

What’s the Measure of Judicial Excellence?

By Hon. Lloyd A. Karmeier, Hon. Morton Denlow, Alfred M. Swanson Jr., Celia G. Gamrath, Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, and Michele M. Jochner
October
2002
Article
Page 516
What separates a merely competent judge from an excellent one? Here's a review of the qualities.

Privacy Versus Cyber-Age Police Investigation; The Fourth Amendment in Flux

By Michele M. Jochner
February
2002
Article
Page 70
In last term's Kyllo decision, the Supreme Court restricted police power to use sense-enhancing technology. Here's an analysis of the decision and its implications.

Recent U.S. Supreme Court Fourth Amendment Rulings Expand Police Discretion

By Michele M. Jochner
October
2000
Article
Page 576
Far from drawing bright lines, these rulings have raised new uncertainties, this author argues.

An Overview of the Juvenile Justice Reform Provisions of 1998

By Michele M. Jochner
March
1999
Article
Page 152
A review of important changes wrought by this sweeping new law.

The U.S. Supreme Court Expands Excessive Fines Clause Protection in Austin and Bajakajian

By Michele M. Jochner
February
1999
Article
Page 78
These two rulings give practitioners new ammunition with which to challenge civil and administrative fines and sanctions.

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