Court dismisses Will County smoking c...

Court dismisses Will County smoking charges

There are 7 comments on the Bolingbrook Sun story from Dec 17, 2009, titled Court dismisses Will County smoking charges. In it, Bolingbrook Sun reports that:

Charges were dismissed Wednesday in six cases involving alleged violations of the state's ban against smoking cigarettes in public.

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“KISS THIS SMOKERS BUTT”

Since: Jun 08

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#1 Dec 17, 2009
WTG

“12oz libertarian”

Since: Dec 07

chi-town 'Inner City'

#2 Dec 21, 2009
Woot!
I guess the trolls in the other thread got one thing right, it wasn't the supreme court.
But low and behold, CASES DISMISSED.
This shows the courts have little interest at 'throwing the book' at violators of SB500.
Less interest than traffic enforcement even.
The Laughing Conservative

Chicago, IL

#3 Dec 21, 2009
I bet the judge smokes.

“12oz libertarian”

Since: Dec 07

chi-town 'Inner City'

#4 Dec 21, 2009
The Laughing Conservative wrote:
I bet the judge smokes.
Which one? Right in the article it says 'justiceS'. Not to mention courts above circuit level usually have at least 3 judges.
http://www.state.il.us/court/opinions/appella...
While it's a fair bet ONE of the three is a smoker, what about the other two?
kramer

Wolcott, IN

#5 Dec 21, 2009
But,,,But... georgie!!! what about the jello???
Increase stupidity tax

Naperville, IL

#6 Dec 21, 2009
Don't get TOO happy. A quote from the end of the article which also happens to be a great suggestion:

"This could have been dealt with at an administrative hearing," Hammel said Wednesday. "And it could be a revenue source for municipalities. They shouldn't waste the court's time with a criminal case over smoking or not smoking."

I second that. The law now specifies that it be handled as an administrative hearing, so this is not a death knell tofining stupidity in smokers, it merely restates HOW to fine them.
Smokers

Bridgeton, NJ

#7 Dec 23, 2009
Smokers hate loud noises. Really, they really do hate loud noises.

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