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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 ...
The Federalization of Punitive Damages and the Effect on Illinois Law
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2008-07)
Punitive damages have traditionally been a matter of state law, left to state courts and legislatures to review and regulate. But in the midst of the tort reform movement of the 1990s, the United States Supreme Court took ...