Illinois Supreme Court

By Kirk C. Jenkins | News and analysis from many different viewpoints on the work of the Illinois Supreme Court

Blagojevich again asks Supreme Court to hear his appeal

Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider tossing his convictions on corruption charges, arguing the nation's highest court could settle lingering disagreements in lower courts over what constitutes illegal political fundraising by taking up …

How Often Do Governmental Entities Win Their Civil Appeals (Part 2)?

Home > Data Analytics > How Often Do Governmental Entities Win Their Civil Appeals (Part 2)?<p>Yesterday, we began looking at governmental entities’ …

Administrative Law

What Areas of Law Does the Government Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 3)?

Home > Data Analytics > What Areas of Law Does the Government Appeal in Civil Cases (Part 3)?<p>Last week, we began reviewing the subject matter areas …

Employment Law

Does Civility in America Matter? Is Incivility at a Crisis Level?

It’s been a year since President Trump was elected. As expected, as an outsider to politics, he is not conducting business as usual. And his style? …

The Workplace

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 4)?

Home > Data Analytics > How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 4)?<p>Yesterday, we reviewed the origin of the …

Data Analysis

Join Me on November 15 for “Patterns and Practice: How Analyzing the Illinois Supreme Court Can Boost Your Appeals”

On November 15 at the Union Club in Chicago, I’ll have the pleasure of joining the members of the Appellate Lawyers Association and the South Asian …

U.S. Federal Courts

How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 3)?

Home > Data Analytics > How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 3)?<p>Last week, we began looking at which …

Data Analysis

Illinois Attorney General files brief against discrimination in Supreme Court case

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Monday that she was filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court defending the …

U.S. Supreme Court

How Were the Court's Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 2)?

Home > Data Analytics > How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 2)?<p>Yesterday, we began our journey through the …

Crime

How Were the Court's Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 1)?

Home > Illinois Supreme Court > How Were the Court’s Criminal Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 1)?<p>Over the last few weeks, we’ve been …

Cook County

How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 4)?

Home > Data Analytics > How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed at the Appellate Court (Part 4)?<p>Yesterday, we reviewed the year-by-year data for …

Analytics

How Were the Court's Civil Cases Distributed In the Appellate Court (Part 2)?

Home > Illinois Supreme Court > How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed In the Appellate Court (Part 2)?<p>Yesterday, we began our study of where …

Cook County

How Were the Court's Civil Cases Distributed In the Appellate Court (Part 1)?

Home > Data Analytics > How Were the Court’s Civil Cases Distributed In the Appellate Court (Part 1)?<p>This week, we answer a new question in our study …

Cook County

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

Following recent precedent from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Illinois Supreme Court limited the circumstances in which a non-resident corporate …

Illinois Supreme Court ruling endangers Clean Line transmission project

Dive Brief:<p>The Illinois Supreme Court has dealt a blow to developers of the Rock Island Clean Line transmission project, upholding an appellate court …

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 …

Analytics

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 …

Analytics

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 …

Death Penalty

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 …

Death Penalty

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 …

Death Penalty

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 …

Law

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 …

Illinois

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 …

Cook County

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 …

Cook County

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 …

Clarence Thomas

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 …

Clarence Thomas