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People v. Patrick Johnson, 2015 IL App (2d) 140388

Grand Jury - The failure to swear a grand jury does not divest the trial court of subject-matter jurisdiction to enter a criminal conviction.

Cause and Prejudice Test - As Alleyne v. U.S., 570 U.S.__, 133 S.Ct. 2151 (2013), simply extended the Apprendi rule to facts that increase the mandatory minimum sentence for an offense, it cannot be applied to convictions that were final before Apprendi was decided....[More]

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John R. Justice Loan Forgiveness Program The Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be opening the application process for the federal John R. Justice Loan Forgiveness program for the upcoming year beginning in November. Since we are at the end of the three year cycle, the application process will be now open to both NEW and CONTINUING applicants. Please go to the following website for more information and to apply.
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