Chicago’s public defender plans to ask Illinois Supreme Court to reverse decision that permits holding preteens in custody despite county ordinance

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Illinois Appellate Judge Daniel J. Pierce wrote an opinion, joined by Judge John C. Griffin, that agreed with Toomin, calling the county ordinance “unenforceable.” In a robust dissent, Judge Michael B. Hyman wrote that state law did not take away the county’s ability to make its own rules about the pretrial detention of preteens.

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