Authors

Marc D. Falkoff

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Each month, as I prepare to draft this column, I place new judicial opinions from the Illinois criminal courts into a file folder. I also add newspaper clips covering all sorts of crime-related topics, from flawed police procedures, to unusual charging decisions, to strange defense strategies, to unlikely convictions and exonerations. At the end of the month, the folder is an olio of criminal-law topics. But there’s always a common thread running through the pieces. On first reading, each item seems counterintuitive or misguided in some way. It leaves me scratching my head and wanting to figure out the unexamined assumptions that led to the rule or practice coming about in the first place.

Publication Date

5-15-2014

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0362-6148

Language

eng

Publisher

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Suggested Citation

Marc D. Falkoff, Fascinating Legal Questions Posed in Recent Criminal Law Cases, Chicago Daily L. Bull., May 15, 2014.

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