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'The way due process is supposed to work': Ill. Supreme Court decision reshapes state's legal landscape

By Stephanie N. Grimoldby | Oct 24, 2017

Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court moved to significantly limit general personal jurisdiction over corporations, the Illinois Supreme Court at last has used that precedent to perhaps achieve legal venue reforms long sought by business groups and reform proponents - and long ignored by state lawmakers.

Press not welcome at the annual AAJ convention

By The Madison County Record | Jul 12, 2017

Unless you have a lot of experience with things like skis, stilts, and pogo sticks, you run a real good risk of falling down when you give them a go.

Hightower brings both civil and criminal experience to the bench

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 1, 2015

Jennifer L. Hightower, 32, will take the bench in Madison County with a resume that includes roles as asbestos litigator and prosecutor which she says have helped prepare her for her new role as judge.

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