“Rule 431(b) places the duty on the trial judge, not on the prosecutor or defense, to pose the specific questions set for in the rule to insure that the prospective jurors understand and accept the Zehr principles.” [See: People v Zehr, 103 Ill. 2d 472, 469 N.E.2d 1062 (1984)] Moreover, per the opinion of Justice […]
Monthly Archives: July 2009
After nearly two years, the County has posted entry level openings for Assistant Public Defenders. If you know some one who is interested, please have them go to the Cook County website for more information.
Justice Gordon joined by Justices Cahill and McBride, reverses and remands defendant’s murder conviction and natural life sentence, because the trial court abused her discretion and abandoned her role as a neutral referee where she answered a question from the jury on a question of fact, thus providing unsworn testimony to the jurors on a critical […]