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Title: Illinois Supreme Court's 1994 Civil Season: From Obscurity to Household Word
Journal: Illinois Bar Journal  Volume:83  Issue:7  Dated:(July 1995)  Pages:340-353
Author(s): R E VanDemark
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A review of the decisions of the 1994 Illinois Supreme Court's civil season is presented.
Abstract: This article reviews the court's decisions dominated by the June 1994 decision in In re Petition of Doe (Doe) concerning the widely publicized Baby Richard case. This season also marked the transition in members of the court from the old, pre-1990 court to the new, post-1990 court. Although the court decided almost twice as many civil appeals in 1994 as in 1993, the scope of the 1994 appeals was not significantly greater than those from 1993. The number and depth of cases decided in particular procedural and substantive areas, however, did vary from 1993. The single substantive area of law receiving the court's greatest focus was contribution, followed by tort law and insurance law. Several of the court's significant decisions are discussed in depth, including Doe. A forecast of the court's direction is described. An appendix contains an alphabetical listing of cases decided by the court in 1994. Footnotes
Main Term(s): State supreme courts
Index Term(s): Illinois; Judicial decisions; Statistics
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