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When Illinois legislators pass new criminal laws, they're often reacting
to a tragic event that's made the news.
That's what happened this year with "Caylee's Law," which
goes into effect January 1st. People were riveted by the 2011 murder trial
of Casey Anthony.
Among the more salacious details of the case was the allegation that her
two-year-old daughter Caylee had been missing for a month before police
After a jury acquitted Casey Anthony, several Illinois lawmakers competed
to make it illegal to NOT report the death or disappearance of one's
child to the authorities.
They called it Caylee's Law, and Democratic Representative Jack Franks,
from Marengo, won the race. He debated the measure earlier this year:
FRANKS "Though it may seem untenable that any parent would fail to
report their child's death, unfortunately it appears that we need
a criminal law that requires it."
But critics say this is already covered by Illinois' obstruction of
Democratic Senator Bill Haine of Alton is a former state's attorney.
HAINE "This is a purely political act. And it will be forgotten in
a fortnight after it passes."
Nevertheless, the measure was approved without a single lawmaker voting
"no." (Brian Mackey)
This article was found at: http://wuisnews.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/caylees-law-indicative-of-legislative-reaction-to-crime/
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