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First Amendment Does Not Protect Threatening Phone Call

People v. Swensen No. 15-2814 (February 28, 2019) In Swensen, an Illinois defendant was found guilty of disorderly conduct that was deemed unprotected by the First Amendment. In a phone call to the director of advancement at a private elementary school, the defendant...

Criminal Law: Search Warrant Invalidated

No substantial basis for probable cause makes search warrant invalid. People v. Manzo, 2018 IL 122761 The Illinois Supreme Court held that there was a failure to establish a connection between the supplier’s drug deals and the defendant’s home. Thus, the...

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