Illinois’ Consent Misnomer: Litigating Racial Reality (10/28/2021)

Illinois courts have perpetuated a boiler-plate misnomer—so called “consent”—to allow law enforcement to intimidate people into consenting to groundless searches without a warrant. This event will be a one-on-one discussion between a current criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor. The discussion will untangle several problematic threads interwoven throughout Illinois’ consent law and their racial and practical implications during motions to quash arrest and suppress evidence. Ultimately, the discussion will explore how practitioners can draw upon their clients’ racial realities to litigate their cases vigorously.  

 Jesse Guth, Cart & Guth Law, LLC: Jesse is a former prosecutor who now practices criminal defense.

Nicholas Flores, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor: Nick is a former prosecutor and currently practices labor law. 

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Illinois’ Consent Misnomer: Litigating Racial Reality (10/28/2021)
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