People v. Legoo, No. 124965 (Ill. 2020)
Nature of Case: Appellant had been convicted of a sex offense in the past and Illinois state law made it a criminal offense for him to enter into a park. Appellant did so with the intention of retrieving his own child, and was arrested and convicted. Appellant appealed and the Court of Appeals affirmed. Appellant thereafter sought review from the state supreme court.
Holding: Illinois Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s conviction, finding that the statute criminalized his conduct regardless of his reasons for entering into the park, and that his as-applied constitutional challenge failed because there is no fundamental right to be present in a park.
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