Illinois Supreme Court
The Illinois Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday that ended a lengthy and emotionally charged legal battle of a 1995.
A man whose 2007 terroristic threat conviction was overturned may finally be able to put his legal troubles behind him.
Olutosin Oduwole was released from prison Monday. He had been serving a five-year sentence linked to a 2011 conviction of attempting to make a terrorist threat.
The ruling requires lenders to detail their efforts in helping homeowners.
“The court is interested in seeing how this progresses in various counties,” Illinois Supreme Court Joe Tybor said.
Quinn said in a news release late Wednesday that an Alexander County Judge dissolved an injunction stopping the closures.
Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, writing the court’s opinion, said the additional evidence the legal standard requires must merely “tend to show” a crime was committed.
Associate Circuit Judge Charles Cavaness issued the order from Alexander County, home of the Tamms Prison.
The advocacy group Equip for Equality praises the ruling. They call it a “major change” that will look at each disabled person individually.
The Illinois Supreme Court today will approve ten new counties for a “cameras and microphones in the courtroom” pilot program.