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Newsletter Articles From 2019

Illinois appellate court issues major decision regarding de facto life sentences for intellectually disabled By Lori G. Levin February 2019 The appellate court extended the imposition of de jure and de facto mandatory and discretionary sentences to intellectually disabled adults in People of the State of Illinois v. William Coty.
Newsflash By Linda J. Watson March 2019 Practice tips and legal updates for criminal practitioners. 
Police officers’ training & defendants with mental health issues By Jessica Fangman February 2019 Despite the obvious need for sensitivity to mental health issues, law enforcement officers in Illinois are not required to attend crisis intervention or mental health awareness training.
SORA on appeal after People v. Bingham By Julia Kaye Wykoff and Mark Kevin Wykoff February 2019 The Illinois Supreme Court recently considered the constitutionality of the Sex Offender Registration Act in People v. Bingham.