Case Note: People v. Drake
A summary of People v. Drake, in which the court considered whether, in a double jeopardy sufficiency of evidence analysis, all evidence at trial—including improperly admitted evidence—should be considered when trial error justifies a remand for a new trial.
Case Note: People v. Encalado
In People v. Encalado, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court and ruled in favor of the trial judge’s decision denying the defense request of the court to ask the potential jurors during voir dire whether the evidence they would hear about the defendant’s solicitation of prostitutes would keep them from being fair to either side.
Case Note: People v. Peterson
The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the lower court's first-degree murder conviction and sentence in People v. Peterson.
Case Summary: People v. Zimmerman
In People v. Zimmerman, the Illinois Supreme Court reviewed a trial court’s ruling sealing two motions in limine until a jury was empaneled.
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An overview of mental health court
Just over a decade ago, the Mental Health Court Treatment Act was passed to provide a problem-solving court for defendants whose mental illnesses were a major factor bringing them into contact with the criminal justice system.