The Illinois Supreme Court today issued an opinion striking down a law that cut civil juries in half. The law would also have hiked juror pay.
When they passed it in 2014, legislators argued that having fewer jurors made the higher pay affordable. But critics say really, it was a thinly-veiled parting gift to trial lawyers from Democrats while they still controlled the governor's mansion.
The thought being, that smaller juries would be prone to paying out higher awards in personal injury cases.