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American State Constitutional Equalities
Many American state constitutions contain equality provisions. Some simply promote Equal Protection in ways comparable to the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the federal constitution. Others are worded quite differently, ...
Vol. 6 No. 2, Spring 2015; Homeless Bill of Rights: How Legislators Get to Feel Pro-Homeless Without Effort or Money
In 2013, Illinois became the second state in the nation to enact a homeless bill of rights to protect homeless persons from discrimination in the right to use and move freely in public spaces in the same manner as any other ...
Race, Poverty, and Bail: An Annotated Bibliography
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2018-07)
On June 9, 2017, Illinois's Bail Reform Act of 2017 was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. Among other important provisions, the Act creates a presumption that non-monetary release conditions will be granted for ...
Opening the Broom Closet: Recognizing the Religious Rights of Wiccans, Witches, and Other Neo-Pagans
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2011-11)
Religious freedom is a core component of our nation and one of the most widely known and accepted constitutional guarantees provided by the First Amendment. No prior civilization had adopted a national policy that tolerated ...
Extending Batson to Peremptory Challenges of Jurors Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2019-11)
This Article argues that it is now time to extend Batson to all federal and state trial courts and expressly prohibit the exclusion of jurors based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The ...