This call will focus on Murphy v. Raoul, a recent decision by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, which found that the state is trampling the constitution by failing to release those who have served their full sentences. You can read the full 61-page opinion here.
Our special guest for this segment will be Adele Nicholas.
Adele Nicholas is a Chicago-based civil rights attorney who has extensively litigated issues concerning registration and related collateral consequences in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Among her recent notable cases are Hoffman v. Village of Pleasant Prairie, in which the court enjoined enforcement of a municipal residency restriction that sought to force registrants to move out of the Village, and Winter v. Schmitz, in which the court prohibited the state of Illinois from labeling a registrant as a “sexual predator” based on a misdemeanor conviction.