Illinois Bar Journal

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Has Cannabis Really Been Decriminalized in Illinois?

By Esther Seitz
April
2017
Article
, Page 30
Public Act 099-0697 greatly reduced the stakes for marijuana possession. But is using pot really a civil law violation? If so, how does that affect the process due a defendant under the law?

#Oyez, #Oyez: Why Judges Should Let Reporters Tweet from the Courtroom

By Esther Seitz
January
2013
Article
, Page 38
The author argues that Illinois courts should embrace tweeting and other microblogging by reporters as an immediate and non-disruptive way to acquaint the public with the workings of the judiciary.

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