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Had to say goodbye to one of my mentors today. He was not only a mentor, but a friend, someone who took me under his wing, and someone who was later able to refer to me as colleague in his profession;

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Journey for Kentucky Cigarettes Beginning in 2003, Makes Second Stop at Illinois Appellate Court in 2010, After Brief Overnight Stay in Illinois Supreme Court in 2008, with its Final Destination Likely to Again be the Illinois Supreme Court, Possibly by the year 2012, Although Others Have their Doubts as to When the Case Will Finally Reach Conclusion, IF EVER.

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Joe Mahr, wrote in an interesting article today in the Chicago Tribune (i) that some Cook, Dupage, and Lake County judges are under close scrutiny following an investigation by the newspaper for handing out what it believes are excessive amounts of supervision for Illinois drivers caught speeding in excess of 40 MPH over the speed limit.

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In the recent Third District Appellate Court of Illinois decision of People v. Roa, the third district again addressed an issue that seems to surface more regularly than one would think in criminal cases: that issue being how long of a detention is too long by officers when making a routine traffic stop.

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