Weaver v. Massachusetts, SCOTUS, No. 16-240 (June 2017). Episode 371 (Duration 14:16) Right to public trial is a structural right, but it really matters when the issue is brought up.
People v. Evans, 2016 IL App (1st) 142190 (December). Episode 270 (Duration 7:02) Murder reversed, step-grandmother improperly excluded from the courtroom constitutes structural error.
People v. Alexander, 2017 IL App (1st) 142170 (June). Episode 370 (Duration 6:43) Illogical verdicts won’t always require reversal.
In Episode 369 (Duration 29:56), Evan Bruno of Urbana, Illinois describes his experience working as a clerk in the Illinois Appellate Court system.
People v. Thompson, 2017 IL App (5th) 120079-B (May). Episode 368 (Duration 6:27) Failure to instruct the jury on an essential element of the case does not necessarily constitute plain error.