Category Archives: Constitutional Rights

On Tuesday, November 8th, millions of Americans will be heading to their polling locations and placing their votes for President of the United States in one of the most contentious presidential elections in recent history. Much of that contention has … Continue reading

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In June 2015, a 50-year-old Bloomington man was charged with cyberstalking and telephone harassment. His alleged victim was a Bloomington Police Department lieutenant. According to prosecutors, the man posted a photograph of the officer, along with derogatory remarks, on the Internet. … Continue reading

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Individual privacy and the efforts of the police often seem to be at odds, especially regarding the Constitution’s protections from unlawful searches and seizures. In at least one area of law, the line has been made very clear. The United … Continue reading

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A 17-year-old teenager charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and aggravated battery of a police officer with a firearm was recently released from prison under the state’s speedy trial statute. According to both the United States Constitution and … Continue reading

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In the state of Illinois, if you are stopped by law enforcement on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and you refuse to submit to chemical testing to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC), your license will be … Continue reading

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Recently, in a Cook County criminal courtroom, a defendant who was on trial for shooting and killing a Chicago police offer took the stand to testify in his own defense. His attorneys argued that the man shot the police officer … Continue reading

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