Illinois

1601 ABA Journal articles on Illinois.

Group to send lawyers to help incarcerated teens

Young men in custody at a youth correctional facility in southern Illinois may soon have private attorneys to represent them in court after officials said they were concerned about their…

Art behind bars: Creative programs for inmates help change the narrative
Creative expression programs in detention centers include a memoir-writing class for Cook County Jail detainees awaiting trial for violent offenses.
Would-be judge facing trial for ruling in traffic cases is found dead

A would-be judge who was facing a trial Monday for ruling in three traffic cases has been found dead in her home in suburban Chicago.

Rhonda Crawford, 46, was free…

Facebook must face class action over facial recognition, judge rules
Illinois Facebook users may sue the social media giant for collecting their facial recognition information, a federal judge ruled this week.
Judge tosses suit claiming McDonald’s extra value meals are a bad deal

McDonald’s didn’t violate Illinois consumer law by marketing “extra value meals” that cost more than when the items are purchased a la carte, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District…

Aviation security officer who dragged doctor from plane in viral video files lawsuit

An aviation security officer who dragged a doctor from a United Airlines plane in an incident caught video that went viral has filed a lawsuit that claims he received inadequate…

Illinois’ most populous county files new suit over Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data

The county that includes Chicago may be the first government entity to sue over Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data for use in federal election campaigns.

Cook County, Illinois, claims…

Chicago solo files $1.1M defamation suit against ex-client for alleged ‘legal predator’ Yelp review
A Chicago lawyer has filed a $1.1 million defamation lawsuit against a former client who allegedly called her a “legal predator” and a “con artist” in a Yelp review that was posted under his corporate name.
Federal judge orders courtroom doors locked before he announces ruling on stash-house stings
Chicago’s chief federal judge ensured that spectators didn’t leave his courtroom while he announced Monday that he was “reluctantly” denying a motion to toss the charges against eight people charged in stash-house robbery stings.
2 Illinois law firms using the name O’Keefe settle their legal battle

Chicago law firm O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes has settled a trademark infringement suit against the O’Keefe Law Firm in suburban LaGrange, Illinois.

O’Keefe Lyons had filed the federal lawsuit…

Court Watch NYC volunteers sit in courtrooms to monitor how prosecutors use their discretion
After years of focusing efforts on private prisons, mandatory sentences and money bail, people trying to change the criminal justice system have identified another target: prosecutors. In an influential book last year, Fordham University professor John Pfaff argued prosecutors were the main driver behind the soaring U.S. incarceration rate—almost always unwatched and unopposed. Left-leaning philanthropist George Soros and the ACLU, among others, are recruiting and funding district attorney candidates who promise to curtail the use of the death penalty, expand diversion programs and stop prosecuting low-level crimes. There is even a new stab at a Progressive Prosecutor’s Handbook.
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…

NIU Law to charge same tuition for residents and nonresidents

Starting this fall, out-of-state students at Northern Illinois University College of Law will pay the same for tuition and fees as in-state residents, according to the school’s website.

Since the…

Shelter claims it is entitled to cat custody because adoptive owner breached indoors-only contract

A woman who named her cat after Reggie Watts is getting some help from the comedian in her custody battle with a shelter that claims it is entitled to the…

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