Solicitation for Charity Act not UnconstitutionalFebruary 2002Illinois Law Update, Page 66On November 21, 2001, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and held that the Solicitation for Charity Act, 225 ILCS 460/0.01, is not unconstitutional.
Grandparents’ visitation; splitting the baby four ways?By Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2001LawPulse, Page 510Since the Illinois Supreme Court's Lulay decision, appellate courts have struggled case by case to determine whether grandparents' bids for visitation are constitutional.
New proposal to protect children who testify; S.B. 0027March 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 116Under current Illinois law, courts may permit children under 18 who are witnesses in certain criminal prosecutions like sexual assault, predatory sexual assault of a child, and sexual abuse to testify via closed-circuit television outside the courtroom if the judge determines that in-court testimony would result in the child suffering serious emotional distress.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathJanuary 2001Column, Page 10Standard of review for fee suits; U.S. Supremes just say no to drug-sniffing dogs at checkpoints; employee claims rejected by 7CA; and more.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathDecember 2000Column, Page 686Extra protection against self-incrimination; grandparents get their (bad) day in court; and more.