The Illinois Supreme Court and Parental Notification: Should justices act as a “super legislature”?

By Dave Andrusko Our most recent story about the Illinois Supreme Court hearing a challenge to a never-enforced 1995 parental notification law was written before the justices heard oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU. What follows is an update of what transpired Thursday and additional background to the “Parental Notice of Abortion …

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Illinois Supreme Court hears arguments in 1995 parental notification law

By Dave Andrusko The Illinois Supreme Court today heard arguments over the constitutionality of a seventeen-year-old parental notification law that never went into effect because of a legal challenge brought immediately upon enactment. The case has bounced around the state’s courts ever since. In 1995 the Illinois legislature passed the “Parental Notice of Abortion Act,” …

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