Will Judicial Candidates Joel Berg, Mary McClellan and Robert Wilbrandt Vote to Allow Cameras in Courtrooms?

Friday, McHenry County Blog reported on the positions of three candidates for judicial posts. Saying they favor cameras in the courtroom were Ray Flavin Demetri Tsilimigras Unwilling to say, “yes,” was Tiffany Davis. Not that it’s a big deal to … Continue reading

Courts Get More Efficient

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court:: CourtCall® to be Utilized by all Civil Division Courtrooms in the 22nd Judicial Circuit On September 1, 2015, the Circuit Court Of the 22nd Judicial Circuit will expand the use of … Continue reading

U.S. Appellate Court Decision Gives First Amendment Rights of Newspapers to Blogs

Since the following court decision expands protections for bloggers, such as McHenry County Blog, it is being reprinted in full.  My thanks for an alert Friend of McHenry County Blog for telling me about it.  Highlighting and additional paragraphing has … Continue reading

Scheduling of Court Cases

Sitting through an hour of Judge Thomas Meyer’s court proceedings before the Zane Seipler Special Prosecutor request case has convinced me that the 22nd Circuit Court Judges should hire a management consultant. Most of the hour was spent re-scheduling cases … Continue reading

Waiting for Coverage on Zane Seipler’s Re-Hiring Appellate Court Victory

On Friday, the 2nd Appellate Court in Elgin released its opinion agreeing with Associate Judge Thomas Meyer that the arbitrator in McHenry County Deputy Sheriff’s Zane Seipler’s firing was just. McHenry County Blog printed a comprehensive story on the decision … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Beats Keith Nygren in Appellate Court

Earlier this week McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren won a Federal Appellate Court decision because the lawyer handing the case for the plaintiff wrote such a bad brief. Today Nygren lost a State Appellate Court decision because his side of … Continue reading