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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. 2, Spring 2012; Illinois Supreme Court: Overturn Thompson v. Gordon and Protect Design Professionals from Unbargained-For, Extra-Contractual Obligations
This Note addresses how Illinois courts conduct contract interpretation and define the scope of contractual duties for design professionals. It discusses how the appellate court in Thompson v. Gordon improperly interpreted ...
Vol. 4 No. 2, Spring 2013; The Error in Finding that Undocumented Persons are Not “The People”: A Deeper Look at the Implications of United States v. Portillo-Munoz
In 2011, the Fifth Circuit held in United States v. Portillo-Munoz that undocumented persons are not entitled to the protections of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Although part of the court’s reasoning was based ...
Vol. 4 No. 2, Spring 2013; The “Cowardly Counsel” Exception: Eliminating the Contemporaneous Objection Rule
The contemporaneous objection rule is very clear and precise in its application. However, as the law stands in the Ninth Circuit, failure to contemporaneously object coupled with any mention of race by the sentencing judge ...
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. 2 No. 1, Spring 2011; Nolan & Ready—“Settling” for Less than Perfect in Illinois when Determining the Role Defendants Play in the Litigation After They Settle
This Note examines the interplay of two decisions made by the Illinois Supreme Court during their 2008 – 2009 term—Ready v. United/Goedecke Services, Inc. and Nolan v. WEIL-McLain. Interpreting the statutory wording of the ...