Missouri’s public defenders won a big case before the state supreme court this summer.
Both were subjects of new laws signed by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn today.
The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down part of a state harassment law enacted after the suicide of a St. Charles County teenager who was teased over the Internet.
The high court on Tuesday invalidated a 2008 state law defining harassment to cover anyone who "knowingly makes repeated unwanted communication to another person."
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