People v. Schoonover, 2019 IL App (4th) 160882 (April). Episode 636 (Duration 8:30) Judge clears the courtroom when the child takes the stand, was that proper?
People v. Johnson, 2019 IL App (1st) 162517 (March). Episode 614 (Duration 9:18) No valid jury waiver in the record even though he apparently signed the waiver form.
People v. Lewis, 2018 IL App (4th) 150637 (April). Episode 514 (Duration 6:27) It’s within the court’s full discretion to bring the jury back into the courtroom to view recorded evidence after deliberation has already begun.
People v. Henderson, 2017 IL App (3d) 150550 (November). Episode 452 (Duration 8:53) The judge brought the jury into the courtroom to let them see a video with neither the judge, the ASA, nor the defense attorney being there.
People v. Sheley, 2017 IL App (3d) 140659 (October). Episode 419 (Duration 14:30) Judge falls asleep during murder trial.
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. 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.