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Chicago Tribune
First responders want law to protect them from 'frivolous' lawsuitsand paramedics broad immunity from lawsuits stemming from their on-the-job acti
First responders want law to protect them from 'frivolous' lawsuits
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
and paramedics broad immunity from lawsuits stemming from their on-the-job actions. But earlier this year, a divided Illinois Supreme Court struck down the public duty rule in when it took up a case involving the 2008 death of a Will County... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Livingston County woman convicted of killing 4-old seeks re-sentencingLamie was convicted in 2014 of murdering 4-year-old Kianna Rudesill. An appeal
Livingston County woman convicted of killing 4-old seeks re-sentencing
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 2 days ago
Lamie was convicted in 2014 of murdering 4-year-old Kianna Rudesill. An appeal of the conviction failed. In the appeal for re-sentencing, Lamie's lawyers contend a life sentence was not an option, citing a 1999 ruling by the Illinois Supreme Co... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois redistricting reform group says it has enough signatures to get on fall ballotThe House has yet to vote on a version that would turn over the mapping process
Illinois redistricting reform group says it has enough signatures to get on fall ballot
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
The House has yet to vote on a version that would turn over the mapping process to a separate commission appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court. Daley, however, dismissed the those efforts. "My opinion is they're both attempts to try to get so... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Change of venue filed in Hannibal water quality lawsuitIllinois law now lets residents sue emergency services Tri-State emergency off
Change of venue filed in Hannibal water quality lawsuit
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 days ago
Illinois law now lets residents sue emergency services Tri-State emergency officials are now worried after the Illinois Supreme Court threw out a long-standing law protecting them from civil lawsuits. Tri-State emergency officials are... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Nation Weather Service confirms two tornadoes Wednesday nightIllinois law now lets residents sue emergency services Tri-State emergency off
Nation Weather Service confirms two tornadoes Wednesday night
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 days ago
Illinois law now lets residents sue emergency services Tri-State emergency officials are now worried after the Illinois Supreme Court threw out a long-standing law protecting them from civil lawsuits. Tri-State emergency officials are... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
New addition includes tornado safe area for local schoolIllinois law now lets residents sue emergency services Tri-State emergency off
New addition includes tornado safe area for local school
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 days ago
Illinois law now lets residents sue emergency services Tri-State emergency officials are now worried after the Illinois Supreme Court threw out a long-standing law protecting them from civil lawsuits. Tri-State emergency officials are... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Truck driver thankful truck was only thing heavily damaged in stormIllinois law now lets residents sue emergency services Tri-State emergency off
Truck driver thankful truck was only thing heavily damaged in storm
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 days ago
Illinois law now lets residents sue emergency services Tri-State emergency officials are now worried after the Illinois Supreme Court threw out a long-standing law protecting them from civil lawsuits. Tri-State emergency officials are... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Storm damage forces Maywood family out of their homeIllinois law now lets residents sue emergency services Tri-State emergency off
Storm damage forces Maywood family out of their home
WGEM Quincy / Posted 3 days ago
Illinois law now lets residents sue emergency services Tri-State emergency officials are now worried after the Illinois Supreme Court threw out a long-standing law protecting them from civil lawsuits. Tri-State emergency officials are... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Congress can solve Illinois' pension crisisadd new funding. Politicians tried to fix the pension problem in 2013, but pote
Congress can solve Illinois' pension crisis
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
add new funding. Politicians tried to fix the pension problem in 2013, but potential reforms were overturned in 2015 by the Illinois Supreme Court. What to do? One new idea that has not yet been proposed is for Congress to empower states to have... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lake County associate judge finalists namedPaul B. Novak and Stacey L. Seneczko of Libertyville as finalists for a second
Lake County associate judge finalists named
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Paul B. Novak and Stacey L. Seneczko of Libertyville as finalists for a second associate judge vacancy created by the Illinois Supreme Court appointment of Christen L. Bishop. Chief Judge Jorge Ortiz certified the names to the Administrative... Read more
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Daily Herald
Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments in LisleThe Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at a school for the first t
Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments in Lisle
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
The Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at a school for the first time in history when justices hear cases at Benedictine University in Lisle next month. Two cases are on the docket, one about a registered sex offender's use of Facebook... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Chicago Pension Scandal: $100,000+ Teacher Pensions Costing Taxpayers $1 Billionoutlook back in October. The issue with the pension funds (aside for the massiv
The Chicago Pension Scandal: $100,000+ Teacher Pensions Costing Taxpayers $1 Billion
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
outlook back in October. The issue with the pension funds (aside for the massive shortfall in funding) is that per the Illinois Supreme Court, benefits cannot be altered. In a ruling last year, the state's Supreme Court overturned a 2013 law... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois House, Senate play political games on constitutional amendmentsby Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, the mapping process would largely be turned ove
Illinois House, Senate play political games on constitutional amendments
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, the mapping process would largely be turned over to a separate commission appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court. That version has yet to be voted on by the full House, and lawmakers face a fast-approaching... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Delay the pay for Illinois politicians? Nothing else has worked.ended up dropping his appeal when legislators did, finally, pass a pension refo
Delay the pay for Illinois politicians? Nothing else has worked.
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
ended up dropping his appeal when legislators did, finally, pass a pension reform law. That law later got tossed by the Illinois Supreme Court. We've waited all week to see if legislators would go shopping for some pliable judge who would... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Come together, right now, Chicago businessRahm Emanuel and Chicago public unions recently made a noble effort to address
Come together, right now, Chicago business
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 10 days ago
Rahm Emanuel and Chicago public unions recently made a noble effort to address a portion of their liabilities, but the Illinois Supreme Court found constitutional flaws in their approach. Despite this setback, the mere fact that they were able... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McHenry County settles union lawsuit over 'Turnaround Agenda' vote for $25KWednesday he voted in favor of the settlement to avoid a trial and the subseque
McHenry County settles union lawsuit over 'Turnaround Agenda' vote for $25K
Northwest Herald / Posted 11 days ago
Wednesday he voted in favor of the settlement to avoid a trial and the subsequent appeals that could take the case to the Illinois Supreme Court and leave the county on the hook for Local 150's legal expenses. "You understand you're risking $1... Read more
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Northwest Herald
McHenry County settles lawsuit with Local 150 over for $25K "Turnaround Agenga" voteWednesday he voted in favor of the settlement to avoid a trial and the subseque
McHenry County settles lawsuit with Local 150 over for $25K "Turnaround Agenga" vote
Northwest Herald / Posted 11 days ago
Wednesday he voted in favor of the settlement to avoid a trial and the subsequent appeals that could take the case to the Illinois Supreme Court and leave the county on the hook for Local 150's legal expenses. "You understand you're risking $1... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
CTU PR blitz includes Springfield rally, Karen Lewis speechor making the legislative mapping process less political. (Monique Garcia) *Ci
CTU PR blitz includes Springfield rally, Karen Lewis speech
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
or making the legislative mapping process less political. (Monique Garcia) *City worker retiree health care could hit Illinois Supreme Court: One of the attorneys who successfully challenged Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to lower overall... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
The new Lucas museum plan: Improved looks but the same high legal hurdleThe group argues that this project violates the public trust doctrine, a legal
The new Lucas museum plan: Improved looks but the same high legal hurdle
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
The group argues that this project violates the public trust doctrine, a legal principle significantly expanded by the Illinois Supreme Court 30 years ago — after the existing lakefront museums were built. A background point we've made before:... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Springfield takes a crack at remap reformthat would take decennial reapportionment, better known as "remap," completely
Springfield takes a crack at remap reform
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 12 days ago
that would take decennial reapportionment, better known as "remap," completely out of the hands of lawmakers. Instead, the Illinois Supreme Court would appoint a commission to do the job and, if it stalemated along party lines, select a... Read more
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Daily Herald
Franks' plan would take lawmakers out of remap processof the districts from which they're elected. Instead of lawmakers and a govern
Franks' plan would take lawmakers out of remap process
Daily Herald / Posted 13 days ago
of the districts from which they're elected. Instead of lawmakers and a governor redrawing the map after every census, the Illinois Supreme Court would appoint a bipartisan panel to do it. "There's no involvement from the General Assembly and the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CTU, Munger, Madigan up the ante in Springfield stalematetheir own plan to change how legislative districts are remapped every 10 years,
CTU, Munger, Madigan up the ante in Springfield stalemate
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 days ago
their own plan to change how legislative districts are remapped every 10 years, essentially turning it over the the Illinois Supreme Court, which now happens to have a Democratic majority. Remap reform has been on and off Rauner's agenda,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Prolific jailhouse snitch alleges he's victim of wrongful convictionrely on his word against Mandell. Still, Mandell was convicted in 1993 and sen
Prolific jailhouse snitch alleges he's victim of wrongful conviction
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
rely on his word against Mandell. Still, Mandell was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to death, but five years later, the Illinois Supreme Court granted him a new trial. Shortly after the Tribune story on Dye, he refused to be a witness against... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CTU, Munger, Madigan up the ante in Springfield stalemetetheir own plan to change how legislative districts are remapped every 10 years,
CTU, Munger, Madigan up the ante in Springfield stalemete
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 days ago
their own plan to change how legislative districts are remapped every 10 years, essentially turning it over the the Illinois Supreme Court, which now happens to have a Democratic majority. Remap reform has been on and off Rauner's agenda,... Read more
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Daily Herald
Appellate court judge dies after battle with cancerCounty, becoming the first Chinese-American female judge in state history. She
Appellate court judge dies after battle with cancer
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
County, becoming the first Chinese-American female judge in state history. She primarily work in the Chancery division. The Illinois Supreme Court later appointed her to the Illinois Appellate Court, where she became the first Asian-American to... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Some public pension questionsmaybe the media should be asking. Maybe they have, but I have yet to read about
Some public pension questions
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
maybe the media should be asking. Maybe they have, but I have yet to read about it. First, why didn’t the judges of the Illinois Supreme Court recuse themselves from ever hearing these cases? Even though the pension plan modifications didn’t... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Stephenson County Board Chairman Bill Hadley files complaint against another Internet useris a pedophoel!! (sic) There I said it,” the subscriber wrote while responding
Stephenson County Board Chairman Bill Hadley files complaint against another Internet user
The Journal-Standard / Posted 17 days ago
is a pedophoel!! (sic) There I said it,” the subscriber wrote while responding to a Chuck Sweeny column about the Illinois Supreme Court deciding that the identity of Fuboy, who had also called Hadley a pedophile in an online comment,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Altria Group Inc. Wins Another Big "Lights" Lawsuit2003. It's an important decision because it marks yet another big ruling in Ph
Altria Group Inc. Wins Another Big "Lights" Lawsuit
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 17 days ago
2003. It's an important decision because it marks yet another big ruling in Philip Morris's favor, which last year had the Illinois Supreme Court reject a $10 billion judgment against the tobacco company. Last month, it asked the U.S. Supreme Court... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Gov. Rauner accuses AG Lisa Madigan of wanting to stop employee pay, shut down governmentthey always get continuing appropriations; the legislature always gets paid. Th
Gov. Rauner accuses AG Lisa Madigan of wanting to stop employee pay, shut down government
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 18 days ago
they always get continuing appropriations; the legislature always gets paid. They don’t want the state employees paid.”The Illinois Supreme Court ruled last month that thousands of state government workers were not entitled to back pay raises owed... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Man convicted in Willowbrook toddler's fatal beating granted new hearingscan accept the ruling and conduct the hearing, or they can ask the appellate co
Man convicted in Willowbrook toddler's fatal beating granted new hearings
Chicago Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
can accept the ruling and conduct the hearing, or they can ask the appellate court to reconsider or seek appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court, he said. The child's mother said Steven appeared listless when she returned from her job on Feb. 8,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Six apply for Champaign County circuit judgeship— Six area lawyers have applied for appointment to the judgeship that Arnold Bl
Six apply for Champaign County circuit judgeship
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
— Six area lawyers have applied for appointment to the judgeship that Arnold Blockman will leave in September. On Friday, Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman released the list of applicants for the Champaign County post — all of whom... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
State, city study new pension solutions after Supreme Court slapWith the Illinois Supreme Court effectively saying "just pay up" when it comes
State, city study new pension solutions after Supreme Court slap
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 23 days ago
With the Illinois Supreme Court effectively saying "just pay up" when it comes to government worker pensions, officials in Chicago and Springfield are looking at a pair of other options that would still require taxpayers to pay, but pay less. One... Read more
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Fortune
Philip Morris Just Won a Huge Class-Action Trialuse of “lights” and certain other descriptions unless the manufacturer receives
Philip Morris Just Won a Huge Class-Action Trial
Fortune / Posted 24 days ago
use of “lights” and certain other descriptions unless the manufacturer receives permission to use them. In November, the Illinois Supreme Court also threw out a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA in a long-running lawsuit accusing... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Philip Morris wins Missouri 'lights' class action trialuse of "lights" and certain other descriptions unless the manufacturer receives
Philip Morris wins Missouri 'lights' class action trial
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 24 days ago
use of "lights" and certain other descriptions unless the manufacturer receives permission to use them. In November, the Illinois Supreme Court also threw out a US$10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA in a long-running lawsuit accusing... Read more
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Raw Story
Jury requests class-action suit’s demand for $1.8 billion in damages from Philip Morrisuse of “lights” and certain other descriptions unless the manufacturer receives
Jury requests class-action suit’s demand for $1.8 billion in damages from Philip Morris
Raw Story / Posted 24 days ago
use of “lights” and certain other descriptions unless the manufacturer receives permission to use them. In November, the Illinois Supreme Court also threw out a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA in a long-running lawsuit accusing... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Taking out the trash, Chicago-styleis now just one level above junk, according to ratings firm Fitch, which downgr
Taking out the trash, Chicago-style
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 29 days ago
is now just one level above junk, according to ratings firm Fitch, which downgraded Chicago's obligations after the Illinois Supreme Court rejected a pension remedy. WRITE US: Crain's welcomes responses from readers. Letters should be as... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Judge throws out lawsuit challenging Chicago's red light camerasto be legal and constitutionally sound." Another suit filed by Keating that ma
Judge throws out lawsuit challenging Chicago's red light cameras
Chicago Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
to be legal and constitutionally sound." Another suit filed by Keating that made many of the same claims reached the Illinois Supreme Court in November 2014 after being dismissed in an appellate court. But the high court did not issue an... Read more
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Market Watch
Chicago teachers’ April 1 protest shows public-school crisis is no jokecredit rating was lowered in late March to one step above “junk” grade by Fitch
Chicago teachers’ April 1 protest shows public-school crisis is no joke
Market Watch / Posted 30 days ago
credit rating was lowered in late March to one step above “junk” grade by Fitch Ratings, which based its cut in part on the Illinois Supreme Court decision to throw out Mayor Emanuel’s reform plan for two city pensions. And at least one corporation... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Fuboy litigation will continue after motion deniedlooking at another three to four years before this case will be completely fini
Fuboy litigation will continue after motion denied
The Journal-Standard / Posted a month ago
looking at another three to four years before this case will be completely finished.”The case already has traveled to Illinois Supreme Court, where justices decided in June that the Comcast subscriber’s identity must be revealed. The case is... Read more
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Daily Herald
State Supreme Court decision means victory for Grayslake charter schoolThe Illinois Supreme Court has rejected Woodland Elementary District 50's final
State Supreme Court decision means victory for Grayslake charter school
Daily Herald / Posted a month ago
The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected Woodland Elementary District 50's final attempt to continue a legal fight that could have led to the closure of Prairie Crossing Charter School in Grayslake. The supreme court posted its decision Wednesday,... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Mario Casciaro vindicated after overturned Johnsburg murder conviction won't go to Illinois Supreme CourtOn Wednesday, the Illinois Supreme Court announced it had denied the request fr
Mario Casciaro vindicated after overturned Johnsburg murder conviction won't go to Illinois Supreme Court
Northwest Herald / Posted a month ago
On Wednesday, the Illinois Supreme Court announced it had denied the request from the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office to hear an appeal on the appellate court decision. “We felt all along that eventually a higher court would be able to see... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Mario Casciaro vindicated after Illinois Supreme Court denies appeal of his overturned murder convictionOn Wednesday, the Illinois Supreme Court announced it had denied the request fr
Mario Casciaro vindicated after Illinois Supreme Court denies appeal of his overturned murder conviction
Northwest Herald / Posted a month ago
On Wednesday, the Illinois Supreme Court announced it had denied the request from the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office to hear an appeal on the appellate court decision. “We felt all along that eventually a higher court would be able to see... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
News Minute: Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Presswork as they seek higher pay and better benefits. Some non-union workers are st
News Minute: Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted a month ago
work as they seek higher pay and better benefits. Some non-union workers are still on the job. WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court says prosecutors can't appeal a decision that tossed the murder conviction of a man in the... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois Supreme Court: State can't appeal Johnsburg murder conviction reversalto prove Casciaro’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. An order from the same cou
Illinois Supreme Court: State can't appeal Johnsburg murder conviction reversal
Northwest Herald / Posted a month ago
to prove Casciaro’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. An order from the same court granted Casciaro’s freedom. After the Illinois Supreme Court's decision Wednesday, a release was issued from the office of Casciaro's attorney, Kathleen... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
State Supreme Court lets Johnsburg murder conviction reversal standwere teenagers, only to be released from prison after his conviction was overtu
State Supreme Court lets Johnsburg murder conviction reversal stand
Chicago Tribune / Posted a month ago
were teenagers, only to be released from prison after his conviction was overturned, has won another legal victory. The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that it will not hear prosecutors' request to appeal the reversal of Casciaro's conviction... Read more

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