Re: [tips_and_tricks] ID To Enter State Buildings
- Have you considered a suit against the clerk for a deprivation of your rights to redress your grievances, tresspass on the case or at least a writ of habeas for the release of the court record? At the very least, I would be escorted by several witnesses capable of signing affidavits to the effect that you attempted to make yourself available for the scheduled court appearance, but were hindered and detained by armed men supposedly representing the state. Isn't it a felony to interfere with someone who has been summoned to court?
Illinois Chapter 725 Criminal Procedure
725 ILCS 220/ Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses from Within or Without a State in Criminal Proceedings.
(725 ILCS 220/4) (from Ch. 38, par. 156-4)
Sec. 4. Exemption from arrest and service of process.
If a person comes into this state in obedience to a summons directing him to attend and testify in this state he shall not, while in this state pursuant to such summons be subject to arrest or the service of process, civil or criminal, in connection with matters which arose before his entrance into this state under the summons.
If a person passes through this state while going to another state in obedience to a summons to attend and testify in that state or while returning therefrom, he shall not while so passing through this state be subject to arrest or the service of process, civil or criminal, in connection with matters which arose before his entrance into this state under the summons.
To the best of my knowledge, there is no law that requires you to have a State issued ID.
Having no other form of ID, the clerk will not release
my transcript until I produce a current license, and
the transcript is due by next Monday.
I had to go to the appellate court to explain the
situation, but the state police would not let me in
the building without a current license or state ID.
I pressed the issue real hard and got some captain to
escort me to the appellate court floor in the building.
On the way out, the captain assured me I would not get
back in the building without a license or state ID.
"...it is an axiom in political science, that unless a people are educated and enlightened, it is idle to expect the continuance of civil liberty, or the capacity for self government." Quoting the Texas Declaration of Independence; March 2, 1836.
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