7th Circuit Court

548 ABA Journal 7th Circuit Court articles.

Widow of BigLaw partner loses en banc petition in wrongful-death lawsuit

The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied a petition to rehear a wrongful-death finding involving GlaxoSmithKline and a former Reed Smith partner who died by suicide…

7th Circuit reinstates suit claiming senior center failed to protect lesbian tenant from harassment

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit claiming a senior living center violated the Fair Housing Act when it failed to protect a lesbian from violence and harassment by…

7th Circuit tosses $3M verdict in suit blaming antidepressant labeling for BigLaw partner’s suicide
A federal appeals court has overturned a $3 million award to the widow of a Reed Smith partner who blamed antidepressant labeling for her husband’s suicide.
7th Circuit limits national ‘sanctuary cities’ injunction to Chicago

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago has narrowed a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s policy withholding grants from alleged “sanctuary cities.”

7th Circuit blocks disability abortion ban; partial dissent labels the procedure a ‘super-right’

A federal appeals court has upheld a permanent injunction blocking an Indiana law that banned abortions based on race, sex, ancestry, Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.

The Chicago-based 7th…

7th Circuit upholds nationwide injunction barring grant holdbacks for sanctuary cities
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a nationwide injunction that barred the U.S. Justice Department from withholding public safety grants from sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate in immigration enforcement.
Title VII protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation, en banc 2nd Circuit says
An en banc federal appeals court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Trump nominates 9 to federal court vacancies

Updated: Nine more nominees for federal judgeships were announced Tuesday by the White House.

The newest wave of nominees are:

• Mark Bennett, former attorney general of Hawaii, to…

7th Circuit to decide on deportation of US veteran and green card holder with drug conviction

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday about whether to deport an Army veteran convicted of a drug crime, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times

7th Circuit rejects another appeal by lawyer ordered to pay up to $4.2M for sending junk faxes

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by an Illinois lawyer who was ordered to pay up to $4.2 million for sending junk-fax newsletters without an opt-out provision.

The…

7th Circuit upholds topless ban, says painted-chest protest wasn’t sufficiently expressive
A protester whose breasts were covered only by body paint was unable to persuade a federal appeals court that her First Amendment and equal-protection rights were likely violated when she was fined for violating Chicago’s public nudity law.
En banc 7th Circuit upholds gun seizure in claimed case of ‘parking while black’

A full federal appeals court has upheld a conviction based on a gun discovered when police shined their lights into a car parked too close to the crosswalk.

The 7th…

Citing Posner opinion, 7th Circuit grants new trial because of Posner comments
A criminal defendant accused of receiving $600,000 in fraudulent tax refunds is entitled to a new trial because of statements by Judge Richard Posner when he was acting as the trial judge, a federal appeals court has ruled in a decision that cites a 1996 Posner decision.
Posner says he is organizing a national pro-bono group that includes ex-prisoner
Updated: Former Judge Richard Posner is continuing his quest to help pro se litigants by forming a nationwide pro bono law group made up of lawyers and consultants.
Posner says he is open to litigating on behalf of pro se litigants, defends book
Retired Judge Richard Posner isn’t giving up on his crusade to help pro se litigants, even as he defends his book on the subject amid criticism for its use of internal memoranda from his former court, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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