This month’s issue of Ping® highlights Illinois rules regarding use of iPhone-recorded video in a criminal trial. In case you missed it, my article, “Six Things You Can Do to Improve Your Contracts,” from ASID Impact Illinois Magazine, Issue Two, 2022, is discussed below.

Six Things You Can Do to Improve Your Contracts.

In case you missed it, my article “Six Things You Can Do to Improve Your Contracts” appeared in ASID Impact Illinois Magazine, Issue Two 2022, pages 22-24.

Here’s a quick summary.

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Illinois Rules About iPhone-Recorded Video in a Criminal Trial.

Cell Phone Video. We all have it. We all use it. But what if we need to rely on it in a Court of law to prove – or disprove – a version of the story that’s being told.

We all know how easy it is to fake video and there’s a whole category that’s so credible is hard to prove it’s fake. A free press should tell the truth. But as Pontius Pilate asked, “What is truth?” Who decides what is true? And who should compel the press to “tell the truth”? 

In his article, “Illinois Supreme Court Rules on Admissibility of Cell Phone Videos,” Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS, January 2023, author Matthew R. Leisten of the Ogle County State’s Attorney’s Office, discusses People v. Smith, 2022 IL 127946, an Illinois Supreme Court case upholding the state’s use of iPhone-recorded partial video clips from a building’s surveillance cameras in a burglary trial. Read more here.