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Criminal Justice

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Section ProspectusThe mission of ISBA Criminal Justice Section

  • to work for a system of criminal justice that fairly protects the accused, the accuser, and the public in general;
  • to seek or oppose change, as considered appropriate, by legislative activity, recommendations on court rules and recommendations to agencies; and
  • to educate and inform lawyers and the general public through newsletters, seminars and other appropriate channels of communication.

Recent Related Cases

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Armed Career Criminal Act  |  W.D. Wisc.

U.S. v. Franklin, Nos. 16-1580 & 16-1872 Cons. (July 17, 2018) Petition for rehearing granted

Federal 7th Circuit / Criminal

Evidence  |  N.D. Ill., E. Div.

U.S. v. Norweathers, No. 17-1311 (July 10, 2018) Affirmed

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel  |  2d Dist.

People v. Jindra, 2018 IL App (2d) 160225 (July 10, 2018) Stephenson Co. (BURKE) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Sexually Dangerous Persons Act  |  5th Dist.

People v. Belanger, 2018 IL App (5th) 160191 (July 9, 2018) Wayne Co. (BARBERIS) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Possession of a Controlled Substance  |  1st Dist.

People v. Miller, 2018 IL App (1st) 152967 (June 29, 2018) Cook Co., 2d Div, (MASON) Affirmed in part and vacated in part.

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