Supreme Court http://northernpublicradio.org en Supreme Court rules a 'slight' deviation is enough for a DUI stop http://northernpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-rules-slight-deviation-enough-dui-stop <p>The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in a DUI case that there is no specific required driving deviation to justify police making a traffic stop.</p><p>In 2008, Dennis Hackett was driving through Joliet when a sheriff&#39;s deputy pulled him over. The deputy said he saw Hackett&#39;s car cross a lane divider twice, so he stopped the car and charged Hackett with drunken driving.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:02:59 +0000 WNIJ 14636 at http://northernpublicradio.org Supreme Court rules a 'slight' deviation is enough for a DUI stop Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law http://northernpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-upholds-health-care-law <div class="bucketwrap photo462" id="res155902360"><img alt="An officer stands outside the Supreme Court as media and the public gather Thursday." class="img462 enlarge" src="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2012/06/28/scotus_health8.jpg?t=1340890235&amp;s=3" title="An officer stands outside the Supreme Court as media and the public gather Thursday." width="462" /><div class="captionwrap enlarge"><a alt="Enlarge" class="enlargeicon" title="Enlarge Image"><span>Enlarge</span></a> <span class="creditwrap"><span class="credit">David Goldman</span>/<span class="rightsnotice">AP</span></span><p>An o Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:29:14 +0000 Mike Moen 14118 at http://northernpublicradio.org High court rejects Freeport man's pornography appeal http://northernpublicradio.org/post/high-court-rejects-freeport-mans-pornography-appeal <p>A Freeport man&rsquo;s appeal of a child pornography conviction was denied today by the Illinois Supreme court because he took and sent cell-phone pictures of a 17-year-old girl with whom he had sexual relations in 2008.</p><p>The pictures were found by the girl&rsquo;s mother, who complained to police. Hollins was ultimately charged under child pornography provisions, which set 18 as the age of consent to be photographed in such circumstances. The age of consent for sexual activity is 17.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:53:20 +0000 WNIJ 13751 at http://northernpublicradio.org U.S. Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Illinois political maps http://northernpublicradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-wont-hear-challenge-illinois-political-maps <p>The suit was brought forward by the <a href="http://www.lwvil.org/">League of Women Voters of Illinois</a>. Other challenges to redistricting are still pending. Tue, 22 May 2012 11:33:31 +0000 Mike Moen & Brian Mackey 12104 at http://northernpublicradio.org