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Back to School

Posted on: November 12th, 2014 by Harter Schottland
This time of year marks one of our country's great migrations-- that of college kids leaving their parent's home and returning to colleges across the country. College kids are more than ready to go, and they are rarely thinking of potential legal pro ... Read Full Article

Medicinal Marijuana Moves Forward

Posted on: August 17th, 2014 by Harter Schottland
While it's been a long wait, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules finally approved the proposed rules for the medical cannabis pilot program on Tuesday, July 15. However, this does not mean that those with qualifying diseases can go out today ... Read Full Article

Warrant Required for Cell Phone Searches

Posted on: July 5th, 2014 by Harter Schottland
In the recent case of Riley v. California, the Supreme Court was tasked to decide the reasonableness of the warrantless search of a cell phone or smart phone incident to arrest. In a point for civil rights, the Supreme Court of the United States hel ... Read Full Article

Injunction Junction

Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by Harter Schottland
Orders of Protection are an interesting statutory animal. They are civil, yet they have criminal consequences--serious ones. They are not a family law matter, yet they can deal with issues of custody, visitation and child support. However you cate ... Read Full Article

Eavesdropping Law Unconstitutional… For Now

Posted on: May 8th, 2014 by Harter Schottland
In the first quarter of this year the Supreme Court of the state of Illinois struck down a state law that made the audio recording made by any person, even in public, illegal unless their consent was obtained first. The law was one of the strictest o ... Read Full Article

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