(Notice to librarians: The following issues were published in Volume 47 of this newsletter during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004: September, No. 1; December, No. 2; April, No. 3; June, No. 4).
The knock and announce requirement in search warrants
In Illinois, there is no statutory provision for the execution of a search warrant. In fact, the legislature has sought to excuse case law imposed knock and announce requirements by enacting legislation that would excuse the requirement with prior judicial approval
Who’s entitled to what from whom?
Recent decisions from the Illinois Supreme Court have recounted difficulties emanating from discovery problems. Most of the commentaries deal with complaints of non-compliance in death penalty cases.