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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...

2015 Legislative Update, Part 2

As we noted in Part 1, a substantial revision of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is among the bills sent to governor Rauner this legislative session. The following is the second list of bills organized by topic, as originally published by the...

Handling the Press in your Legal Matters

Interview with Carrie Clark, Attorney at McCarthy, Callas & Feeney, P.C., Rock Island, Illinois Q.        Ms. Clark you have had some recent experience in handling some high profile cases. A.        Yes, apparently they are getting some attention here. Q.       ...

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