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Constitutional Constraints on Second Parent Laws
American state parentage laws have traditionally required biological or adoptive ties and no more than two parents for any one child at any one time. Biological ties were demonstrated by giving birth or sperm. Adoptive ...
Beyond Red Light Enforcement Against the Guilty But Innocent: Local Regulations of Secondary Culprits
Automated traffic enforcement schemes, employing speed and red light cameras, are increasingly used by local governments in the United States. In some schemes, traffic violations are pursued against the owners as well as ...
Vol. 4 No. 1, Fall 2012; Illinois’s Drug-Induced Homicide Statute: Injecting Some Sense Into a Misinterpreted Law
In 1988, Illinois went on the offensive in the War on Drugs by creating the Drug-Induced Homicide Statute. In essence, this statute creates increased punishment beyond normal drug trafficking penalties when a person delivers ...
Vol. 3 No. 1, Fall 2011; “If You Could Say It In Words, There’d Be No Reason to Paint”: Recovering Beloved Works of Art Through Civil Forfeiture
This Comment analyzes the benefits of the use of civil forfeiture on pieces of art and cultural property looted by the Nazi party during World War II. This Comment begins by discussing the barriers to repossession that ...
Vol. 8 No. 1, Fall 2016; Respite for Tantalus: Illinois’s Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act – Due Process in (In)Action
Under current Illinois law, criminals who have been adjudicated guilty of committing certain types of sex offenses can, at any point during their incarceration, be involuntarily committed indefinitely. They are sent to the ...
Vol. 1 No. 2, Spring 2010; Iraq Veterans’ War with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims Under a Procedural Due Process Analysis
This Comment explores the Department of Veterans Affairs and its current disability compensation and medical care systems for soldiers who have returned from the War on Terror with mental health disabilities, such as post ...