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Should It Take A Thief?: Rethinking the Admission of Illegally Obtained Evidence in Civil Cases
This article explores excluding evidence in civil cases. Part I introduces the article’s premise that civil courts should rethink the admission of illegally obtained evidence in civil cases. The article asserts that the ...
Ex Parte Domestic Violence Orders of Protection: How Easing Access to Judicial Process Has Eased the Possibility for Abuse of the Process
This article explores how state domestic violence statutory schemes that grant temporary ex parte orders have inadvertently lead to the abuse of orders of protection. Part I introduces how domestic violence statutes came ...
Civil Procedure by Contract: A Convoluted Confluence of Private Contract and Public Procedure in Need of Congressional Control
This article will examine the basic nature of our public system of dispute resolution and consider what role, if any, there is for private contracts that alter that system. This article will begin by tracing the evolution ...
Defending the Indefensible to Further a Later Case: Sanctioning Respondents in Illinois Domestic Violence Cases
When an act of domestic violence occurs in Illinois, as in most other jurisdictions, both criminal charges and a civil Domestic Violence Order of Protection may follow. The order of protection may be commenced in conjunction ...