A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future.
Under the current school code in Illinois, schools which teach sex education should emphasize abstinence.
State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) won’t say directly if the attorney general should take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Until the Supreme Court of the United States has spoken, state courts are not precluded from exercising their own judgments on federal constitutional measures”
Proposals involving others, such as state employees and teachers, do not have enough votes to pass.
“Requiring things that cost a lot of money, all it does is run up bills for the cemetery and consumer.”