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Illinois Supreme Court Fundamentally Limits the Ability to Sue Non-Illinois Corporations

Article ByDennis J. Dobbels Jennifer J. Eng Polsinelli PCAlertsFollowing recent precedent from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court …

Law

Illinois Supreme Court ruling endangers Clean Line transmission project

However, the ruling specified that developers of the Rock Island Clean Line project can reapply for state approval.

Judiciary

How Often Do Governmental Entities Win in Civil Cases?

Home > Data Analytics > How Often Do Governmental Entities Win in Civil Cases?<p>Yesterday, we looked at how often governmental entities have appeared …

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How Common Are Governmental Parties in the Court’s Civil Docket?

Home > Data Analytics > How Common Are Governmental Parties in the Court’s Civil Docket?<p>For the past several weeks, we’ve looked at the Court’s …

Judiciary

Measuring Influence in Death Penalty Cases – Which Justices Were Most Often in the Majority (Part 2)?

Home > Data Analytics > Measuring Influence in Death Penalty Cases – Which Justices Were Most Often in the Majority (Part 2)?<p>Yesterday, we began our …

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Measuring Influence in Death Penalty Cases – Which Justices Were Most Often in the Majority?

Home > Data Analytics > Measuring Influence in Death Penalty Cases – Which Justices Were Most Often in the Majority?<p>For the past several weeks, we’ve …

Judiciary

Who Wrote the Court’s Majority Opinions in Death Penalty Cases?

Home > Data Analytics > Who Wrote the Court’s Majority Opinions in Death Penalty Cases?<p>For the past two weeks, we’ve been studying death penalty …

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The New Illinois Supreme Court Database – Reviewing the Data

Home > Data Analytics > The New Illinois Supreme Court Database – Reviewing the Data<p>Yesterday, we announced the completion of a substantial expansion …

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The Illinois Supreme Court Database Expands – 2,871 Cases and 275,000 Data Points

Home > Announcements > The Illinois Supreme Court Database Expands – 2,871 Cases and 275,000 Data Points<p>Today, we announce a substantial expansion of …

Judiciary

Where Did the Illinois Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Cases Arise?

Home > Data Analytics > Where Did the Illinois Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Cases Arise?<p>Yesterday, we began reviewing the Court’s county by county …

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Where Did the Illinois Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Cases Arise?

Home > Illinois Supreme Court > Where Did the Illinois Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Cases Arise?<p>This week, we continue our parallel look at …

Judiciary

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Criminal Cases (Part 2)

Home > Data Analytics > Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Criminal Cases (Part 2)<p>Yesterday, we began our review of the Court’s experience with …

Law

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Criminal Cases (Part 1)

Home > Illinois Supreme Court > Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Criminal Cases (Part 1)<p>Last week, we tracked the Court’s experience, year by …

Law

How Often Did the Illinois Supreme Court Reverse Death Penalty Judgments (Part 2)?

Home > Illinois Supreme Court > How Often Did the Illinois Supreme Court Reverse Death Penalty Judgments (Part 2)?<p>Yesterday, we began our comparative …

Judiciary

DUI TRAFFIC STOP – Illinois Supreme Court allows stop based on momentary inching across highway lane divider

DUI TRAFFIC STOP – Illinois Supreme Court decision may allow momentary inadvertent inching across highway lane divider as basis for law enforcement …

Judiciary

A Conversation With Justice Anne M. Burke

×<p><b>Can you tell us a bit about your background?</b><p>I grew up on Chicago’s southwest side during the early 50’s. I attended a Catholic grammar school and …

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Civil Cases (Part 1)

Home > Illinois Supreme Court > Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Civil Cases (Part 1)<p>Last week, we reviewed the Court’s experience with …

Judiciary

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Civil Cases (Part 2)

Home > Data Analytics > Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Civil Cases (Part 2)<p>Yesterday, we began reviewing the data regarding the Court’s …

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Illinois juvenile lifers receive new sentences since Supreme Court ruling

CHICAGO (AP) — About 35 of 80 Illinois inmates in who received mandatory life-without-parole sentences for crimes committed as juveniles have been …

Kirk Jenkins Elected to American Academy of Appellate Lawyers | Our Firm | Sedgwick

Sedgwick LLP is pleased to announce that Chicago partner <b>Kirk Jenkins</b> has been elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). …

Woman convicted in grisly 2013 murders of 2 Joliet men wants Illinois Supreme Court to overturn life sentence

A Shorewood woman convicted in the 2013 grisly killings of two Joliet men has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to review her case and overturn her life sentence.<p>Bethany McKee, 23, was sentenced to life in prison three years ago after being found guilty of murder for the strangulation deaths of …

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Are Certified Question Appeals More Likely to Be Decided by a Divided Court?

Home > Illinois Supreme Court > Are Certified Question Appeals More Likely to Be Decided by a Divided Court?<p>Yesterday, we looked at the small number …

How Often Does the Illinois Supreme Court Hear Certified Questions from the Seventh Circuit?

Home > Data Analytics > How Often Does the Illinois Supreme Court Hear Certified Questions from the Seventh Circuit?<p>Over the past couple of weeks …

What Could We Infer When Justice Theis Asked the First Question in Criminal Cases?

Home > Data Analytics > What Could We Infer When Justice Theis Asked the First Question in Criminal Cases?<p>Yesterday, we reviewed Justice Theis’ …

What Could We Infer From Justice Theis’ Question Patterns in Criminal Cases?

Home > Data Analytics > What Could We Infer From Justice Theis’ Question Patterns in Criminal Cases?<p>Last week, we reviewed the data from Justice …

Blog Post No. 1,000: Comparing Oral Argument in the California and Illinois Supreme Courts

Home > Data Analytics > Blog Post No. 1,000: Comparing Oral Argument in the California and Illinois Supreme Courts<p>Today marks the milestone of my …

Post No. 999: What Could We Infer When Justice Theis Asked the First Question in Civil Cases?

Home > Data Analytics > Post No. 999: What Could We Infer When Justice Theis Asked the First Question in Civil Cases?<p>Yesterday, we began our analysis …

Post No. 998: What Could We Infer From Justice Theis’ Question Patters in Civil Cases?

Home > Illinois Supreme Court > Post No. 998: What Could We Infer From Justice Theis’ Question Patters in Civil Cases?<p>For the past two weeks, we’ve …