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Appellate District Decisions are not binding upon other Appellate Districts5/15/2017 9:41:00 AM
Courses being taught throughout the state include cases from various Appellate Districts. Please remember that decisions made in one Appellate District are not binding upon other Appellate Districts.
In other words, you could have an opinion coming out of the 2nd District interpreting constitutional law, but that case is not the law for the 4th District and vise-versa. When you review Appellate Cases you need to know if the cases are controlling your jurisdiction.
If you do not know which Appellate Court District effects your jurisdiction, you can find it here: http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/AppellateCourt/DistrictMap.asp .
MTU1 covers these counties and they are controlled by the named Appellate Districts:
Carroll County - 2nd District
Jo Daviess County - 2nd District
Lee County - 2nd District
Ogle County - 2nd District
Stephenson County - 2nd District
Whiteside County - 3rd District
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