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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 18, 2014

Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election

By Scott Neuman

The U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has refused to block a Texas voter identification law for the November election – the first time in decades that the justices have allowed such a law to stand after a lower federal court had deemed it restrictive and unconstitutional.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 17, 2014

Privacy Issues Complicate Body Cams For Illinois Police

By Brian Mackey, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

Protesters march to the Ferguson Police Station October 13.

The idea of requiring police to wear body cameras has been a hot topic after the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. On Friday, a group of Illinois lawmakers discussed the issue.

Categories: Government, Law, Race/Ethnicity

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 16, 2014

After 22 Years, Crime Victims Back On Ballot

By Brian Mackey

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(Duration: 3:43)

Illinois voters will be asked to answer five statewide ballot questions at the upcoming elections.  Only one of those has been years in the making, and depending whom you ask, it could have a significant effect on criminal justice in the state.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 08, 2014

Prof. Salaita Pleads His Case In Chicago

By Tony Serabia

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(Duration: 7:05)

Steven Salaita speaks at the University of Illinois September 9.

Nearly a month after the University of Illinois Board of Trustees rejected his appointment, Steven Salaita is speaking at Chicago area universities this week about what he says was a violation of academic freedom. 



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