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Burke on being high court’s third female chief justice: It’s pretty awesome Burke on being high court’s third female chief justice: It’s pretty awesome

Burke on being high court’s third female chief justice: It’s pretty awesome

Since the state’s highest court began meeting 200 years ago, 121 justices have served as its leader. Three of those are women. Anne Burke began her term as the Illinois Supreme Court’s chief justice on Oct. 26. Capitol News Illinois reporter Rebecca Anzel talked with Burke recently in the library of the Illinois Supreme Court in Springfield. This is a Q&A piece from that conversation.
Illinois Supreme Court strikes down social media ban for sex offenders Illinois Supreme Court strikes down social media ban for sex offenders

Illinois Supreme Court strikes down social media ban for sex offenders

Illinois’ highest court ruled Thursday that it is unconstitutional to ban convicted sex offenders from social media sites. Conrad Allen Morger was convicted of sexually abusing a minor and sentenced to four years of probation by a court in McLean County. That came with a binding condition he not use specific internet sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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