Happy New Year! 2016 Year In Review

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By:  Timothy M. Black

This time last year, I was sitting in the lobby of the Swan Hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, eating a Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie, reflecting on the year that was and dreaming about the possibilities that 2016 might bring.  While 2016 certainly had it’s very low moments (from the passing of David Bowie in January to the passing of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds this week), we had another great year here at LauraLaw.

This year, we saw some comings, and we saw some goings:

IMG_0592.JPGWe welcomed Laura’s husband, Dean, to the office in March.  Dean brings with him decades of experience in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, and Appellate Law, to name a few, in addition to a sharp suit every day.  Dean has been Of Counsel at LauraLaw since it opened, but his move from the Monadnock Building to Park Ridge marked one of the biggest moments of the year.

 

img_3450.jpgKeeping with the trend, we welcomed Laura and Dean’s son, Jake, as an intern while he was home from the University of Kansas for the summer.  Jake brought with him a serious knack for the written language, writing some of our most read blog posts, and we keep a desk open so that he can come back any time he’s home from school.

 

img_3937We also welcomed Suzanne Krause to the team this fall.  Bringing with her a decade of experience as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Suzanne is a source of not only depths of knowledge, but scores of old war stories.  We are so grateful to have her on our team.

 

 

While we are so happy to have added Dean, Jake, and Suzanne, we had to say goodbye to some old friends, too.

imageIn June, we said farewell to Jayne.  While we have desperately missed her every day since her departure, she is happy in her new post as an Associate Attorney at an asbestos litigation firm.  Jayne may have taken a new job, but she will always be a part of the LauraLaw family, and family is always welcome at office parties!

 

img_3929Then, in October, we said our good byes to Dean’s Law Clerk, Eva.  Eva took a job at the City of Chicago, where you can catch her in one of the City’s courtrooms any day of the week.  We miss Eva, the smell of her home cooking, and her sharp wit, but we know this city is in a better place with her in its employ.

 

img_159011In November, Maddy neither came nor went; Maddy stayed – and we celebrated!  That’s right, as proof that time flies when you’re having fun, we celebrated Maddy’s THIRD YEAR as our Office Manager.  We sincerely could not do this without her, and we hope that celebration was just the beginning of many anniversary celebrations.

 

People were not the only thing coming and going:  in March, we reported on the removal of lockers from the courthouse at 26th & Cal.; then, in April, we reported on the return of lockers to the courthouse at 26th & Cal.

In January, we picked our cast for Dick Wolf‘s newest installment in #OneChicago, Chicago Justice (tentatively named Chicago Law at the time), but apparently none of our choices were taken into consideration.  So instead, we shot our own video.  We brought you behind the scenes of its filming, and in true LauraLaw style, we had a red carpet office premier for the roll-out of that video.  The video contains no profanity, but more and more, legal opinions do.

The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.Finally, and most importantly (in my humble opinion), the Cubs had a pretty great year.  Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter, a fan ran onto the field, Tim tweeted a link to an article we wrote about why that’s illegal, and ESPN Radio personality David Kaplan re-tweeted it.  Oh, also the Cubs won the World Series — no biggie, right?

 

Finally, in 2016, more people read our blog, downloaded our app from the iTunes Store and Google Play Store, and found us on Yelp!, which allowed us to do what we came here to do – represent defendants, law enforcement officers, and professionals in criminal court, disciplinary boards, and administrative hearings.  We love what we do, we love the people with whom we do it, and we love the people we have the privilege to represent – that love manifests in truly just outcomes for our clients.  So thank you for choosing us to represent you in 2016, and we hope that you will tell your friends about us.

In the meantime, stay tuned to this blog, and just like last year, we will update you on all of the new laws that will take affect in 2017.

Over the weekend and into the New Year, remember to drink responsibly and refrain from getting behind the wheel if you’re drunk.  But if you should find yourself under arrest or investigation, do not hesitate to contact this office, and one of our skilled attorneys will be happy to assist you with your legal issue.  Until then, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy Holidays From LauraLaw; Celebrating Our Fifth Holiday in Private Practice!

imageI am sitting here on the day before Christmas Eve day about to leave the office for the next few days to enjoy time with my family. We just finished our office holiday party, a successful smash event! I cannot believe it was my fifth holiday season in private practice! Our  stalwart faithful team joined by past employees, and friends welcomed this year some new members to our staff! Here’s looking at you Jake and Suzanne! I wanted to thank all of our Law Office clients, past and present who have chosen to put their faith in our office to help them with their legal issues. We thank you for your business and we know there are a lot of choices out there these days and it can get really confusing and difficult when or if you ever need a lawyer. We put our heart and soul into each of our cases and our clients and we wish you a wonderful holiday season. To all our faithful readers and followers we cannot thank you enough and hope you enjoy this blog which you can also see on our Facebook company page at Law Offices of Laura Morask or on our app which is downloadable through the Google or Apple store and is an easy and convenient way to get acquainted with our team and our services as well as read this blog! Finally, to all my staff past and present, a huge thank you for making this a great and wonderful venture. This was my fifth Christmas in private practice since my “retirement” from Cook County and not only have those years flown by but they too have been a wonderful albeit exhausting venture. But I love coming to work and my present team is simply awesome. They take such great care of me and our clients and I wish you all the best and brightest holiday season and New Year! Love, Laura

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Why Do I Need A DUI Attorney?

img_20150620_161530While I was sitting in court this morning, waiting for my case to be called, I was shocked at the number of people who showed up for the first court date of their DUI without a DUI Attorney.  I don’t know why I was shocked; I see it all the time, but I always find it interesting when the defendant just cannot understand why the Judge is making them come back in a month with a lawyer.  People often think they can handle their case on their own; it would certainly be cheaper, and how much really goes into fighting a DUI, right?  The answer, in short – a lot!

Aside from the fact that a DUI is a civil case (the suspension of your driver’s license) and a criminal case (the Illinois Vehicle Code violation(s)) all wrapped into one, the number of factors that can lead to a favorable disposition are aplenty.  There’s the driving, the stop, the videos, the audio recordings, the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, the breathalyzer, all of the paperwork, and the discovery tendering process, not to mention the federal grants, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards, the quotas, the general orders, and the policies and practices, to name a few.  If your head is spinning, the intricacies of each of those factors would send it into a tailspin.

4446135487_4da59f6f2c_bDUI defense is laden with technicalities, and DUI defense requires a skilled DUI Attorney.  That fact was no more apparent than in the recent Illinois Appellate Court case of People v. Day.  That case pitted the technical nature of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests against a police officer’s credibility in determining whether a driver is impaired.

In Day, the defendant was driving home from a party with two of his friends, both of whom were admittedly intoxicated.  When the Police Officer pulled Mr. Day over because the light above his license plate was burned out, or excessive noises were coming from his exhaust (depending on whose version of events you believe), the Officer smelled alcohol and asked Mr. Day to step out of the car, into the rain, onto the wet pavement on the side of the road.  During Field Sobriety Tests, Mr. Day allegedly displayed several “cues,” the mistakes that officers use to form probable cause that you are drunk, and smelled like alcohol (in addition to a few other factors).  He was arrested for DUI, and forced to hire an attorney to accompany him to court.

Mr. Day is lucky he did hire a DUI Attorney, and a skilled one at that.  When he challenged the Officer’s Probable Cause to arrest him for DUI, first through the civil Petition to Rescind Statutory Summary Suspension, and later through the criminal Motion to Quash Arrest and Suppress Evidence, the trial court found a lack of probable cause under both standards.

Based on the facts above, laid out in more detail in the case, can you figure out why the Officer lacked probable cause to believe that Mr. Day was in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the intoxicating influence of alcohol?

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If you didn’t pick up on the fact that it was raining, and that the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests are no longer Standardized when conducted on the rainy wet surface, making them unreliable, then you just caught a glimpse into why the judge will make you come back next time with a DUI Attorney.  (If you did pick up on the rain issue, you can submit your application here…).  All kidding aside, the Judge found that the evidence as presented was not enough so that the officer reasonably believed that Mr. Day was driving under the influence of alcohol so as to support his arrest.

This case does not say that driving drunk in the rain will mean you can never be arrested for DUI, because the Court ruled that if there were other indicators of intoxication, this arrest might have been good.  It only means that, in this case, the rain was an important factor.  As I said before, this case just highlights the reason for hiring a DUI Attorney who is experienced in contesting DUIs, and detail-oriented in their approach – something you can be sure you are getting when you hire LauraLaw.

So don’t be caught in front of the Judge at your next DUI court date without a DUI AttorneyContact us here at LauraLaw, and one of our skilled attorneys will happy to discuss your DUI Defense.  We also handle matters related to Criminal Defense, Administrative Hearings, and Police Officer Defense if you are looking for an attorney to represent you.  In the meantime, drive safely, and have a great week.

Beware of DUI Checkpoints

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As we noted last year, tonight is the biggest drinking night of the year…and the biggest night for DUI Checkpoints and DUI patrols.  And every year, like clockwork, people ignore the “Blackout Wednesday” warnings of extra DUI Patrols and DUI Checkpoints, think they can drive after a night at the bar, and end up arrested for DUI.  Don’t let that happen to you.  Beware of the DUI Checkpoints and patrols that are scheduled for your area, use ride-share services like Uber or Lyft, or use taxi cabs to get around.

If you just can’t help yourself, or overestimate your sobriety, and end up in one of the DUI Checkpoints, or in the custody of your local police department, arrested for DUI, be polite, refuse to perform field sobriety tests, refuse to blow into the breathalyzer, and contact us here at LauraLaw.  One of our experienced attorneys will be happy to help you navigate the complex world of DUI Defense in Cook County.  But the best/safest way to avoid the cost and time involved in DUI Defense is to NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

With that said, have a happy Thanksgiving, be safe tonight, and have a peaceful Black Friday/Small Business Saturday, and beware of DUI Checkpoints.

October Case Law List

judge-gavel-1461998806lqwEvery month, at about this time, our friend Samuel Partida, Jr. over at illinoiscaselaw.com blesses us with a list and description of all of the cases from the previous month that are relevant to our practice areas of Criminal Defense and DUI Defense.  On this Thanksgiving, we are so thankful for Mr. Partida’s dedication to case law.  This month’s list includes, to name a few, an Appellate Court case finding that a police officer’s lie overturned the defendant’s consent to search, an Appellate Court case finding that a State’s Attorney’s repeated characterization of the defendants as “criminals” warranted a new trial in front of a different judge, an Appellate Court case finding that the handcuffing of a suspect during a traffic stop was reasonable under the circumstances in that case, and an Appellate Court case involving DUI Cannabis.  Follow this link to listen to his podcast, download his case list, and read through all of the cases.  Let us know if you have any questions about any of the cases, or about any of Mr. Partida’s previous case lists.

As always, if you find yourself under arrest or investigation for any crime, don’t hesitate to contact us here at LauraLaw.  Our attorneys are experienced in DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, Police Officer Defense, and Administrative Hearings, any we will be happy to assist you with your case.

Friday Frolic – Happy 3 Year Anniversary to Maddy Cruz!

20161118_160032Today is a very important day in the history of LauraLaw.  3 years ago, to the day, this office added a little bit of Maddness (pun intended) to an already fun atmosphere.  That’s right, November 18, 2013, we welcomed our beloved Maddy Cruz to the family.  Since that fateful day, Maddy has manned our front desk, manned our phones, and manned our calendar (among many other duties)!  As the gatekeeper to our office, Maddy has done her best to scare away the crazies, maintain a pipeline to every Clerk‘s office, and promote lunchtime adventures with Tim.  We literally could not get through a single day without Maddy, and we could not think of anyone we would rather have watching our backs.  She has brought so much to the table, and has helped us grow in innumerable ways.  Thank you Maddy.  We love you.

If you follow this blog, you would know that this sort of occasion would normally be grounds for a party at LauraLaw.  Unfortunatley, however, our fearless leader has come down with a bug, and she doesn’t want to jeopardize her staff!  While she continues to answer calls and write emails from her bed, we are all sitting at the office hoping for her quick recovery.  I know Dean and her sons Jake and Alex are also hoping for a quick recovery, because Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without Laura’s fabulous chef skills.  So stay tuned for pictures to come from a party to come that, I’m sure, will be fitting of Maddy’s impact on our office.

In the meantime, have a great weekend, and don’t hesitate to contact this office if you have any needs in the practice areas of Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Administrative Hearings, or Police Officer Defense.  And when Maddy answers the telephone, don’t forget to wish her a happy 3 year anniversary at LauraLaw.

Here are just a few of our favorite moments with Maddy:

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Last Week in Review – Tim’s Car Breaks Down During Cubs World Series, Halloween, DUI Defense, & Criminal Defense

Posted by: Timothy M. Black

The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.

The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.

Hey, remember when the Cubs won the World Series?  I know it seems like that was a lifetime ago, but remember when droves of children dressed as their favorite superhero came to the door in search of candied treasures?  While it may feel like that was a different time, in a different world, it was only last week!  In the whirlwind of events that made up the last week and a half, we didn’t get a chance to update you on the week that was, which included DUI and motion hearings, client meetings, car breakdowns, handing out candy, the Cubs World Series, and much more:

The night of Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the Chicago Cubs, and their millions of fans, embarked on a journey of a lifetime . . . literally.  They lost Game 1 of the 2016 World Series in Cleveland, but the sun would come up the next day.

Tim's dashboard as his car died.

Tim’s dashboard as his car died.

Wednesday, October 26, brought us Game 2 of the World Series from Cleveland’s Progressive Field.  After losing Game 1, tensions were already starting to mount for the Cubs Faithful.  Blame it on decades, nay a century-plus of ineptitude, but some of the most die-hard Cubs fans were already starting to think about “next year.”  Our very own lifelong Cubs fan, Tim, was not immune from that thought as he and Laura prepared for the next day’s hearing, but was nonetheless eager to get home in time for the first pitch at the end of the day.  When he got into his car, started it, turned up The Score for some pre-game banter, and pulled out into traffic, all the lights on the dashboard of his trusty Subaru Outback went berzerk, then lost all power and the battery died.  While he stood out in the rain, trying to jump his car, he slowly realized he wasn’t going to make it home for that first pitch.  Luckily, Laura‘s AAA saved the day, and Tim got to watch “Bryzzo” start the game off with a run on the office TV.  The fine folks at All About Automotive sent a tow truck for Tim‘s car, and his lovely girlfriend gave him a ride home.  By the end of the night, the Cubs had tied the series at a game apiece, and everyone (except Tim – worried about his car) got a good night’s sleep.

Due to Tim‘s car troubles, Thursday saw Laura drive Tim to Maywood (instead of the other way around), where they successfully negotiated a Petition to Rescind Statutory Summary Suspension while Pat went to the Cook County Sheriff’s Merit Board to file LauraLaw‘s appearance on another case.  Still without his car, Tim walked home . . . from Park Ridge to Wicker Park . . . barefoot, uphill both ways in the snow — okay, that’s not true, his lovely girlfriend AGAIN came to his rescue and drove him home.

On Friday, Laura completed the rare double-header – again driving Tim to Maywood, where they argued a Petition to Rescind Statutory Summary Suspension for a different client.  Awaiting the Judge’s decision on that Petition has been agonizing, but not as agonizing as the next week would prove to be.  To make a long story short, Tim got his car back that night, just as Javier Báez came to the plate in Game 3 with the Cubs down one run with two men on and two outs.  Not great timing.  And not a great result; Báez struck out and the Indians went up two games to one.  But, Tim got his car back!

Saturday’s Game 4 gave the Cubs another loss, and put the Series at three games to one, but on Sunday, the Cubbies gave the North Side of Chicago its first World Series game victory since 1945.  That game started a week-long heart attack for most Cubs fans that ended with a Cub victory, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

On Monday, the LauraLaw team came to the office with a renewed sense of life:  the Cubs weren’t going down without a fight, the sun was shining, candy bowls were full, and the children of Park Ridge would soon be swarming the office dressed as Cubs players, narwhals (that looked like unicorns), unicorns (that looked like narwhals), police officers, and super heroes.  As we always do, The Law Offices of Laura J. Morask opened our doors to the droves of trick-or-treat-ers, and took pictures of some of our favorite costumes (please comment to vote for your favorite costume!).  Laura‘s personal favorites are the 5-year-old superhero, Cat Boy, who eagerly posed for some classic superhero stances (in fact, he was such a great ham that Laura said she would hire him in 20 years for a legal position), and the very earnest looking police officer who stole her heart.  LauraLaw is a big fan of promoting local business and giving back to the community, thus we have always participated in the South Park Trick-or-Treat Celebration.  When there were no more Snickers to be snacked on, no more Musketeers to be mowed on, and no more legal fires to put out, we closed the doors, turned out the lights, and prepared for the busy week to come.

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Tuesday gave us a Game 6 victory in Cleveland, keeping Tim‘s hope alive, but not before we filed a motion at 26th & California, and prepared for 3 hearings that were scheduled in that building on Wednesday morning.

2004_worldseries_trophyWednesday morning, November 2, 2016, a date that will live in Chicago infamy, started as many Wednesdays start for the crew at LauraLaw.  While Maddy opened the office, Tim and Laura set off for a day of hearings and courtroom appearances at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.  While there, Laura successfully argued a Motion, got an Order signed by a Judge, and got a case “nollied.”  Upon their return to the office, Laura held meetings, Tim prayed to the baseball gods, and Maddy stocked up on bottled water in the unlikely event that a Cubs World Series victory would bring about the apocalypse.  While the world did not end that night, Game 7, the greatest game in baseball history (in Tim‘s humble opinion), did end – and it ended with a Cubs victory.  Let those words sink in:  The Chicago Cubs won the World Series.

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A long night of stressful baseball viewing, followed by some of us (Tim!) going to a celebration 108 years in the making, didn’t hold us back; the team here at LauraLaw was back to work on Thursday, preparing a Kladis Motion to be filed on Friday.

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All the Cubs craziness, Halloween, and car troubles never stopped us from our primary focus – our practice areas of Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Administrative Hearings, and Police Officer Defense.  As we forge on, we here at LauraLaw want to remind you, as always, if you should find yourself in trouble, or in need of legal representation, do not hesitate to contact this office, and one of our skilled team members will be happy to assist you.

Comings and Goings at LauraLaw!

The last few weeks have been busy here at LauraLaw. We wanted to give our readers an update on some of the latest news around the office. We’ve been shuttling all over town on a bunch of different cases, from 26th and California to Rolling Meadows, working on everything from police cases to DUI defense. But most importantly, we have brought on a new team member but we’re losing another.

Our new LauraLaw team member is Suzanne Krause! Suzanne is an excellent lawyer with years of experience in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. She left the office to start a family but now she’s back in the legal world. She’s a hard worker and she’ll be using her experience to help Dean and Laura take care of their clients and keep the office running smoothly. We’re very excited to have a fresh new face in the office. Welcome, Suzanne!

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With the good news comes the bad news, however, as we also spent this week saying goodbye to Eva. She started working for Dean last year and has been a pleasure to work with since she started. However, she was able to find a great opportunity working for the City of Chicago and she decided to take a chance on an exciting new job (and a much shorter commute!) Congratulations, Eva!

To celebrate both occasions, we had a we had a party on Friday. We talked about how much we appreciated Eva’s presence in the office and how much we look forward to working with Suzanne. We also bought a cake and used the occasion to put the office selfie stick to work.

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As for other goings-on around the office, our blog has a couple great new posts on some recent DUI rulings and election law in Illinois. If you have any other legal questions, feel free to contact us! We’ll be happy to help you with criminal law problem you may have!

 

Driving Expensive Cars as Your Defense Against Forfeiture?

law-books-291692__180As if driving expensive cars were not enough of a thrill, a recent ruling from the Fifth District Appellate Court may have upped the ante by adding another benefit: the cost of your car might be a defense against forfeiture of your car.

In a recent case, the Fifth District was faced with the issue of whether it was lawful to seize a Harley-Davidson trike that was driven by a drunk driver, but owned by its sober passenger. The court said it was a “harsh penalty,” out of step with the seriousness of the offense, and in violation of the defendant’s Eighth Amendment rights against cruel and unjust punishment.

In this case, the state seized the trike because the driver’s driving privileges were revoked at the time for a previous DUI. In court, the driver pleaded guilty to the DUI, but the owner objected to the seizure of the trike, arguing that it represented an unjust $35,000 fine.

At trial, Crawford County Circuit Court Judge Christopher Weber ruled in favor of the State, saying that a key issue was whether the passenger had granted permission to the driver, her husband, to drive the trike. The trial court ruled that she had granted permission and that thus the trike could be seized, saying “she got on the motorcycle and they took off and the evidence is that they live about 12 blocks away so…it’s not as if they were out on the interstate 50 miles from home where it would be impossible for her to find another way home.”

The appellate court did not disagree with Judge Weber, but instead ruled on a different issue, saying that it didn’t matter if permission was involved. If the item seized, the trike in this case, was disproportionately valuable compared to the crime at issue, DUI in this case, the seizure of the item would have to be reversed. And that’s exactly what happened here. “This case involves personal property, a $35,000 motorcycle, and there is no evidence in the record concerning [the claimant’s] general financial situation. However, the monetary value of the motorcycle alone is sufficient to make the forfeiture a harsh penalty,” the court wrote.

It’s unclear what the effects of this ruling will be. Does it mean that any car that is seized will require an Eighth Amendment analysis? Is there a definitive scale that courts can refer to when making that analysis? Are some forfeitures treated differently than others?

We’ve talked about other strange DUI laws in the state on this blog, but this ruling seems especially odd. Forfeiture experts note that while the ruling is technically sound, they’ve never seen an Eighth Amendment ruling used in quite this way, to say nothing of the strange logical turn. But nevertheless this is at least one way that people can mount a defense against forfeiture.

Stay tuned; we’ll keep you updated on this ruling as new information becomes available.  And as usual, if you have any legal questions, do not hesitate to contact us. One of our skilled team members will be happy to assist you.

UPDATE: Illinois Same-Day Voter Registration Law Lives . . . For Now

ballot-160570__340In an update to the story we published  on Monday, the same-day voter registration law that was recently held unconstitutional by a Federal Judge in Chicago isn’t going anywhere . . . at least not for now.

On Tuesday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals put a stay on the Order issued last week by U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan, who held that the same-day voter registration law in Illinois was unconstitutional.

On September 27, the Office of the Illinois Attorney General filed an appeal with the 7th Circuit, then on September 30, the AG filed an emergency Motion to Stay Judge Der-Yeghiayan’s Order pending the Appeal. That Motion was granted by a panel of Chief Judge Diane Wood, Judge Kenneth Ripple, and Judge Ilana Rovner, effectively pressing “pause” on Judge Der-Yeghiayan’s previous Order.

The Illinois Attorney General is arguing that changing the voting law so close to the November 8 elections would have a harmful effect on the voting rights of a number of voters in Illinois. Instead, they argue, the Court should delay its ruling until after the elections.  The Court has asked both parties to file a statement by this afternoon as to “whether they believe that the appeals should be expedited.”

Regardless of how the Court ultimately decides this case, we here at LauraLaw continue to urge each and every one of our readers to get out and vote in November.  If you are not yet registered to vote, the Illinois State Board of Elections is a good place to start.  As we have learned this week, we can not rely on same-day voter registration being available forever, so if you can, it might be best to register ahead of time.

Regardless of whether you vote, please do not hesitate to contact us here at LauraLaw with any questions about the 7th Circuit’s stay, about an appeal of your own, or about any other legal matter you might have, and one of our skilled team members will be happy to help you out.