, February 2009
An introduction to the issue from Editors Pat Hughes and Anthony Rothert.
, December 2006
Professor Kendall has advised that on December 13, 2006, the UN Plenary of the General Assembly voted to adopt the world’s first convention on the rights of people with disabilities.
Public defender liability
, June 2005
In December 2000, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed that sovereign immunity does not bar an action against the attorneys of the Cook County Public Defender's Office for negligence allegedly committed in the course of representing an indigent criminal defendant, pursuant to an appointment by the circuit court.
“The future of the section”
, June 2002
By the time this reaches you, the ISBA Annual Meeting will be over and this section Council will have concluded its initial meeting of the new ISBA year (2002-2003).
More Illinois’ criminal justice system developments
, June 2000
The Task Force reported upon in the February issue of this newsletter and staffed by this Association's Director of Legislative Affairs, James Covington, has issued its findings and recommendations.
More Illinois death penalty developments
, April 2000
The February issue of this newsletter reported on recent developments in our State's criminal justice system including two significant death penalty case events: (1) As of January 1, 2000, the creation of the Illinois Capitol Litigation Trust Fund to finance the prosecution and defense of capital trials; and (2) the appointment by the Illinois Supreme Court of a Special Committee on Capital Cases composed of seventeen Illinois judges to study the Illinois death penalty process and that Committee's report and recommendations which are summarized in the February article.
Three developments in Illinois’ criminal justice system
, February 2000
Although confident that most of you already are informed about them, as one who has long worked in the Illinois Criminal Justice System (on the defense side), I thought some recapitulation of significant events effecting that system would be useful.
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