Waiver of Constitutional Issues in Criminal Cases: Confusion in the Illinois Supreme Court
O'Neill, Timothy P.
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For years, a serious problem has faced an Illinois criminal defendant who challenged the constitutionality of the statute supporting his conviction for the first time on appeal. Two contradictory lines of Illinois Supreme Court authority came to opposite conclusions on whether the issue had been waived. This article examines the failure of the Illinois Supreme Court squarely to confront this issue.