Supreme Court of Illinois affirmed lower court decision granting motion for civilly committed individual on conditional release who sought financial assistance from the Director of the Department of Corrections as his guardian.
Illinois Court of Appeals decision holding that an individual presently committed under the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act ("SVP Act") may not file suit for legal malpractice without first alleging that he is not, in fact, a "sexually violent person."
Supreme Court of Illinois opinion holding that under the amended Sexually Dangerous Persons Act, it is unnecessary to make a separate express finding that the respondent is substantially probable to re-offend after finding the respondent is a sexually dangerous person.
Illinois Court of Appeals opinion affirming the conviction of a defendant who was required to register as a sex offender and violated a state law that prohibited registrants with offenses related to children from taking photographs of children.
Illinois district court opinion finding that the Illinois' Department of Corrections policy of prohibiting more than one registrant from residing at an address while on supervision to be unconstitutional under the 8th and 14th Amendments.
Illinois Supreme Court Opinion affirming a criminal conviction for entering a park as someone with a past sex offense conviction in order to retrieve their own child.
Illinois Court of Appeals vacating a prior judgment holding that Illinois' sex offense registration violated federal and state constitutional principles, in light of Illinois Supreme Court precedent that it lacked jurisdiction to consider constitutional challenges to registration on direct appeal.
7th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion affirming the denial of qualified immunity in the case of a police officer who refused to transfer the registration of someone required to register as a sex offender--effectively foreclosing his ability to relocate--on an Equal Protection theory.
Illinois Supreme Court opinion finding that, as a condition of supervision, a total ban from access to social media websites violates the First Amendment.
Northern District of Illinois federal trial court holding that Illinois Department of Corrections policies for continuing to imprison people who were unable to obtain lawful housing was not constitutional.