It’s good to see the Illinois Supreme Court now providing open access copies of briefs for upcoming oral arguments. See here for briefs for the March 2018 oral argument docket.

The changes take too much time, but they do happen. Back in 1983-1984, I clerked for Howard C. Ryan, then the Chief Justice of the court. That year included two high tech innovations. First was the installation of a Lexis terminal in the chambers of all of the justices, followed by the January 1984 the installation of the first IBM word processors for use by Illinois appellate justices.