Subject Index Due Process

Excusing sleepy juror not an abuse of discretion

Illinois Law Update
, Page 20
On Dec. 18, 2019, the Third District Appellate Court found that the trial court had not abused its discretion when it dismissed a juror who slept through portions of a first-degree murder proceeding and ignored photographic evidence.

State must establish elements of a gang-related offense before shifting the burden to defendant

Illinois Law Update
, Page 16
On Oct. 18, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court vacated a defendant’s conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm by a member of a street gang.

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