Here is a link to the press release from the Patrick Fitzgerald’s office. Here is a link to the indictment.
Monthly Archives: October 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear, and will most certainly overrule, and odd decision of the Vermont Supreme Court dismissing a conviction on speedy trial grounds because of delays attributed solely to the defendant’s public defenders. The Court reasoned that the public defenders were State actors and the defendant should therefore receive the benefit […]
On 10/1/08 the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case arising from now retired Judge Fiala’s court on whether the erroneous denial of a criminal defendant’s preemptory challenge that resulted in the challenged juror being seated requires automatic reversal of a conviction. (Rivera v Illinois 07-9995) The Illinois Supreme Court had ruled that Judge Fiala […]
BROTHERS AND SISTERS I have taken a brief leave of absence from the Cook County Public Defenders Office to devote full time to our union’s effort to elect Barack Obama the next President of the United States. Hopefully, you are now aware of one such endeavor – the “Get on the Bus!” campaign – in […]