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Coerced Testimony Of A Witness, As Opposed To The Fabrication Of Evidence, Should Not Be Used As A Basis To Satisfy A § 1983 Claim For Alleged Due Process Violations In An Underlying Criminal Matter, 55 Uic L. Rev. 40 (2022), Jonathan Federman, Kyle Fleck Jan 2022

Coerced Testimony Of A Witness, As Opposed To The Fabrication Of Evidence, Should Not Be Used As A Basis To Satisfy A § 1983 Claim For Alleged Due Process Violations In An Underlying Criminal Matter, 55 Uic L. Rev. 40 (2022), Jonathan Federman, Kyle Fleck

UIC Law Review

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Using A Civil Designation As A Sword And A Shield In Domestic Violence Order Of Protection Hearings: Eviscerating The Constitutional Rights Of Criminal Defendants Charged With Domestic Battery In The State Of Illinois, 53 Uic J. Marshall L. Rev. 705 (2021), Elliott Borchardt Jan 2021

Using A Civil Designation As A Sword And A Shield In Domestic Violence Order Of Protection Hearings: Eviscerating The Constitutional Rights Of Criminal Defendants Charged With Domestic Battery In The State Of Illinois, 53 Uic J. Marshall L. Rev. 705 (2021), Elliott Borchardt

UIC Law Review

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Perverted Or Protected?: The Battle Between Morphed Child Pornography And The First Amendment, 54 Uic L. Rev. 967 (2021), Ella Smith Jan 2021

Perverted Or Protected?: The Battle Between Morphed Child Pornography And The First Amendment, 54 Uic L. Rev. 967 (2021), Ella Smith

UIC Law Review

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A Hallmark Of Injustice: Illinois Sentencing Regulations Fail Defendants And The Judicial System, 53 Uic J. Marshall L. Rev. 1009 (2021), Allison Trendle Jan 2021

A Hallmark Of Injustice: Illinois Sentencing Regulations Fail Defendants And The Judicial System, 53 Uic J. Marshall L. Rev. 1009 (2021), Allison Trendle

UIC Law Review

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Escaping Death: The Colorado Method Of Capital Jury Selection, 54 Uic J. Marshall L. Rev. 247 (2021), Sophie Honeyman Jan 2021

Escaping Death: The Colorado Method Of Capital Jury Selection, 54 Uic J. Marshall L. Rev. 247 (2021), Sophie Honeyman

UIC Law Review

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Resentencing Juveniles: States’ Implementation Of Miller And Montgomery Through Resentencing Hearings, 53 Uic J. Marshall L. Rev. 311 (2020), Emily Komp Jan 2020

Resentencing Juveniles: States’ Implementation Of Miller And Montgomery Through Resentencing Hearings, 53 Uic J. Marshall L. Rev. 311 (2020), Emily Komp

UIC Law Review

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The Sativas And Indicas Of Proof: Why The Smell Of Marijuana Should Not Establish Probable Cause For A Warrantless Vehicle Search In Illinois, 53 Uic J. Marshall L. Rev. 187 (2020), Cece White Jan 2020

The Sativas And Indicas Of Proof: Why The Smell Of Marijuana Should Not Establish Probable Cause For A Warrantless Vehicle Search In Illinois, 53 Uic J. Marshall L. Rev. 187 (2020), Cece White

UIC Law Review

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A Parent’S Final Sacrifice: Self-Incrimination In Failure To Protect Cases, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 377 (2018), Maggie Butzen Jan 2018

A Parent’S Final Sacrifice: Self-Incrimination In Failure To Protect Cases, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 377 (2018), Maggie Butzen

UIC Law Review

When criminal proceedings commence, the passive parent is forced to choose the lesser of two evils: testify and risk self-incrimination or guard their constitutional right and risk the person who abused them and their child going free.The passive parent exists at a crossroads: defendant, parent, and victim. The main purpose of this Comment is to analyze this crossroads under a Fifth Amendment lens and propose a workable solution to allow these passive parents a way to better navigate these “two evils.” To be clear: this Comment’s purpose is not to assert whether a passive parent should be held culpable for …


Police, Heroes, And Child Trafficking: Who Cries When Her Attacker Wears Blue?, 18 Nev. L.J. 1007 (2018), Samuel Vincent Jones Jan 2018

Police, Heroes, And Child Trafficking: Who Cries When Her Attacker Wears Blue?, 18 Nev. L.J. 1007 (2018), Samuel Vincent Jones

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

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Illinois’S Class X: One Unhappy Twenty-First Birthday, A Race For A Conviction To Avoid Mandatory Sentencing Enhancements, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 905 (2018), Mariela Guzman Jan 2018

Illinois’S Class X: One Unhappy Twenty-First Birthday, A Race For A Conviction To Avoid Mandatory Sentencing Enhancements, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 905 (2018), Mariela Guzman

UIC Law Review

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From The Italian Mafia To Suppressing Societal Challenges: The Evolution Of Federal Criminal Rico And The Constitutional Objections Against It, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 647 (2018), Bianca Ciarroni Jan 2018

From The Italian Mafia To Suppressing Societal Challenges: The Evolution Of Federal Criminal Rico And The Constitutional Objections Against It, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 647 (2018), Bianca Ciarroni

UIC Law Review

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Safety In Post-Conviction Proceedings, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 773 (2018), Boaz Sangero Jan 2018

Safety In Post-Conviction Proceedings, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 773 (2018), Boaz Sangero

UIC Law Review

It is extremely difficult to correct an error after conviction.Given the Hidden Accidents Principle in criminal law, it is very hard to uncover mistakes and even harder to prove them. Time is one of the greatest enemies of reconstructing the truth. Evidence gets lost, potential witnesses forget, move away, or die. The legal rules, including the finality of verdicts rule, hinder the rectification of miscarriages of justice. Another factor is that once the indictment has been made, the police usually close their investigation. Even when the appellate court finds a defect in the original trial proceedings, it will most likely …


Justice For Victims Of Sex Trafficking: Why Current Illinois Efforts Aren’T Enough, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 715 (2018), Rachael Derham Jan 2018

Justice For Victims Of Sex Trafficking: Why Current Illinois Efforts Aren’T Enough, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 715 (2018), Rachael Derham

UIC Law Review

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Seeing The Wrecking Ball In Motion: Ex Parte Protection Orders And The Realities Of Domestic Violence, 32 Wis. J.L. Gender & Soc'y 13 (2017), Debra Pogrund Stark, Jessica M. Choplin Jan 2017

Seeing The Wrecking Ball In Motion: Ex Parte Protection Orders And The Realities Of Domestic Violence, 32 Wis. J.L. Gender & Soc'y 13 (2017), Debra Pogrund Stark, Jessica M. Choplin

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

One of the most fundamental norms in our judicial system is that courts need to hear from both parties on a legal issue before granting any form of legal relief. Nevertheless, rules of civil procedure permit a vulnerable party to appear in court ex parte (without prior notice to the other party), to obtain a temporary order prohibiting a wrongful action about to be taken that will cause irreparable harm. A classic example of this is when a person runs into court because a demolition crew is starting to set up to demolish a building they have built and claim …


Petitioner’S Response To The Court’S Order To Show Cause, Johnson V. Pfister, Docket No. 1:17-Cv-03997 (N.D. Ill. 2017), J. Damian Ortiz, The John Marshall Law School Pro Bono Clinic Jan 2017

Petitioner’S Response To The Court’S Order To Show Cause, Johnson V. Pfister, Docket No. 1:17-Cv-03997 (N.D. Ill. 2017), J. Damian Ortiz, The John Marshall Law School Pro Bono Clinic

Court Documents and Proposed Legislation

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Ignorance Of Technology A Pass For Violating Child Pornography Laws? – What’S The Cache?, 33 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 47 (2017), Angela Lewosz Jan 2017

Ignorance Of Technology A Pass For Violating Child Pornography Laws? – What’S The Cache?, 33 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 47 (2017), Angela Lewosz

UIC John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law

This comment explains how the cache works, discusses computer forensic examinations, and provides a history of child pornography laws. It next explores how the courts have interpreted the changing pornography laws with advances in technology. It then specifically assesses the different approaches the courts take when reconciling the mens rea (the mental element) of knowledge in accordance with possession. Finally, this comment analyzes the strengths and flaws in the courts’ arguments and suggests a proposal for how the courts should deal with the cache in relation to the criminalization of possession within the federal child pornography laws.


Exposure To Police Brutality Allows For Transparency And Accountability Of Law Enforcement, 33 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 75 (2017), Kendal Harden Jan 2017

Exposure To Police Brutality Allows For Transparency And Accountability Of Law Enforcement, 33 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 75 (2017), Kendal Harden

UIC John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law

Thanks to the advancements in technology and valor of citizens, the public is finally able to understand the true severity of police brutality within the United States. The following considerations aim to address the lack of accountability and transparency of police brutality in the United States today. Part III will show how advancements in technology brings police brutality to the forefront of our nation’s issues by creating an informed society. Part IV will describe how individual states control the use of private cameras and cell phones of citizens to capture occurrences of police brutality. States do this by employing anti-wiretapping …


The Saving Grace Of Public Defense? Is The “Client-Choice” Method A Cure-All For Problems That Plague This Overburdened System? 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 307 (2017), Sean Baker Jan 2017

The Saving Grace Of Public Defense? Is The “Client-Choice” Method A Cure-All For Problems That Plague This Overburdened System? 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 307 (2017), Sean Baker

UIC Law Review

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What Investigative Resources Does The International Criminal Court Need To Succeed?: A Gravity-Based Approach, 16 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 1 (2017), Stuart Ford Jan 2017

What Investigative Resources Does The International Criminal Court Need To Succeed?: A Gravity-Based Approach, 16 Wash. U. Global Stud. L. Rev. 1 (2017), Stuart Ford

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

There is an ongoing debate about what resources the International Criminal Court (ICC) needs to be successful. On one side of this debate are many of the Court’s largest funders, including France, Germany, Britain, Italy, and Japan. They have repeatedly opposed efforts to increase the Court’s resources even as its workload has increased dramatically in recent years. On the other side of the debate is the Court itself and many of the Court’s supporters within civil society. They have taken the position that it is underfunded and does not have sufficient resources to succeed. This debate has persisted for years …


Restorative Justice: A Look At A Legal Community Creating Harmony On The Front Lines Of An Urban Jungle, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 463 (2017), Daniela Velez Jan 2017

Restorative Justice: A Look At A Legal Community Creating Harmony On The Front Lines Of An Urban Jungle, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 463 (2017), Daniela Velez

UIC Law Review

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Segregation, Violence, And Restorative Justice: Restoring Our Communities, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 487 (2017), Michael Seng Jan 2017

Segregation, Violence, And Restorative Justice: Restoring Our Communities, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 487 (2017), Michael Seng

UIC Law Review

This article will explain why restorative justice is an effective remedy in resolving the social and economic problems that plague our communities. A narrow approach will not succeed. Restorative justice solutions require participation by the entire community; nothing less will work.


Restorative Justice In Chicago And Abroad: Comparing The Work Of The Community Of Sant’Egidio To The Restorative Justice In The United States, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 511 (2017), Sheila Murphy, Scott Priz Jan 2017

Restorative Justice In Chicago And Abroad: Comparing The Work Of The Community Of Sant’Egidio To The Restorative Justice In The United States, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 511 (2017), Sheila Murphy, Scott Priz

UIC Law Review

The first section of this article will describe what Restorative Justice is to get a better understanding of this alternative to the punitive criminal justice system. It will then describe the work done by the Community of Sant’Egidio in Rome through the lens of Restorative Justice. It will move on to the state of the criminal justice system in Cook County and the United States, particularly in how it treats criminal behavior. In particular, it will compare the work of Sant’Egidio to the Restorative Justice work being done by state Drug Treatment Courts. Federal reentry courts address the problems of …


Shutting Down The Child Exploitation Industry Through Enterprise-Based Prosecution, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 59 (2017), Julia Maloney Jan 2017

Shutting Down The Child Exploitation Industry Through Enterprise-Based Prosecution, 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 59 (2017), Julia Maloney

UIC Law Review

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The Benefits Outweigh The Costs: Illinois Should Apply State Exclusionary Rule As Remedy For Article I Section 6 Violations, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 397 (2017), Nicholas J. Kamide Jan 2017

The Benefits Outweigh The Costs: Illinois Should Apply State Exclusionary Rule As Remedy For Article I Section 6 Violations, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 397 (2017), Nicholas J. Kamide

UIC Law Review

This comment will argue that Illinois courts (1) are not restricted by their own judicially imposed lockstep doctrine from applying the exclusionary rule based on Article I Section 6 ("state exclusionary rule" herein); and (2) should specifically apply the state exclusionary rule as the remedy for Fourth Amendment violations (and Article I section 6 violations) instead of the exclusionary rule based on the language of the Fourth Amendment ("federal exclusionary rule" herein), which currently offers Illinois residents, and specifically criminal defendants, less constitutional protection.


Restorative Justice And The Value Of Victims, Offenders, And A Cloud Of Witnesses, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 451 (2017), Jeanne Bishop Jan 2017

Restorative Justice And The Value Of Victims, Offenders, And A Cloud Of Witnesses, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 451 (2017), Jeanne Bishop

UIC Law Review

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The Manufacturing And Trafficking Of Narcotics: An Overview Of Global Laws, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 813 (2017), Waseem Ahmad Qureshi Jan 2017

The Manufacturing And Trafficking Of Narcotics: An Overview Of Global Laws, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 813 (2017), Waseem Ahmad Qureshi

UIC Law Review

This paper will focus mainly on the use, manufacturing, trafficking, and adverse effects of narcotic drugs. In addition, the major laws against the manufacturing, use, and trafficking of drugs will also be discussed, and the successes and hurdles in preventing the trafficking, use, and manufacturing of narcotic drugs will also be evaluated. Strictly curbing the manufacturing and trafficking of narcotic drugs can reduce the spread of this abhorrence in society.


Reasonable Doubt: Is It Defined By Whatever Is At The Top Of The Google Page?, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 933 (2017), Bobby Greene Jan 2017

Reasonable Doubt: Is It Defined By Whatever Is At The Top Of The Google Page?, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 933 (2017), Bobby Greene

UIC Law Review

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Forward Progress: A New Pattern Criminal Jury Instruction For Impeachment With Prior Inconsistent Statements Will Ease The Court’S Burden By Emphasizing The Prosecutor’S, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 1455 (2016), Hugh Mundy Jan 2016

Forward Progress: A New Pattern Criminal Jury Instruction For Impeachment With Prior Inconsistent Statements Will Ease The Court’S Burden By Emphasizing The Prosecutor’S, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 1455 (2016), Hugh Mundy

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

Due in part to the “difficult-to-follow” instruction, the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence (“the Advisory Committee” or “the Committee”) is now contemplating the expansion of Rule 801(d)(1)(A) to allow for the substantive admissibility of all prior inconsistent statements. While a revised rule would obviate the need for a limiting instruction, the change would enable federal prosecutors to offer out-of-court statements of tenuous reliability as proof against criminal defendants. A more just approach lies in a recrafted jury instruction—one which frames the admissibility of prior inconsistent statements in terms of the prosecutor’s burden of proof.

In this Article, …


Cash Is King: How Market-Based Strategies Have Corrupted Classrooms And Criminal Courts In Post-Katrina New Orleans, 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1199 (2016), Olympia Duhart, Hugh Mundy Jan 2016

Cash Is King: How Market-Based Strategies Have Corrupted Classrooms And Criminal Courts In Post-Katrina New Orleans, 39 Seattle U. L. Rev. 1199 (2016), Olympia Duhart, Hugh Mundy

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship


On many accounts, it is a tale of two cities. The headlines and marketing machines tout to the world that “The Big Easy is Back.” But beyond the celebrations and parades, the story for poor Katrina survivors is very different. While many residents and businesses are enjoying a resurgence a decade after Katrina stormed through, others in post-Katrina New Orleans have a different experience. More than ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the city still struggles with systemic failures. These problem areas include housing, health care, mental health treatment, employment, education, and the criminal justice system. All of these challenges are …


The Icc And The Security Council: How Much Support Is There For Ending Impunity?, 26 Ind. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 33 (2016), Stuart Ford Jan 2016

The Icc And The Security Council: How Much Support Is There For Ending Impunity?, 26 Ind. Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 33 (2016), Stuart Ford

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

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