Illinois

1585 ABA Journal articles on Illinois.

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…

State AG’s office won’t stop 6th grader from taking medical marijuana at school

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office and a Chicago suburban school district reached a temporary agreement to allow a sixth grade student to use her medical marijuana prescription on school grounds…

Google app feature matching selfies to art is blocked in 2 states with strict biometrics laws

A new and popular feature on the Google Arts & Culture app isn’t available in Illinois and Texas because of strict laws on the collection of “face geometry” and other…

Lawyer is censured for failing to keep disbarred wife out of his law office
An Illinois lawyer whose wife was disbarred for misappropriating $2.34 million has been censured for failing to keep her out of his law office.
Are iPhone slowdowns a trespass to chattel? 2 lawsuits with differing causes of action filed
Two would-be class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple after it acknowledged slowing down older iPhones to avoid unexpected shutdowns caused by batteries that can’t supply the necessary power for new features.
Former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to rejoin University of Chicago Law School

Valerie Jarrett, who served as senior adviser to President Barack Obama, will return to the University of Chicago in January as a distinguished senior fellow with the law school.

Previously,…

Judge who allowed law clerk to rule on traffic cases is forced to retire after Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A suburban Chicago judge who allowed a law clerk/staff attorney to wear her robe and rule on traffic cases has been forced to retire after acknowledging that she has Alzheimer’s…

Judge orders inmates with history of masturbation or other sexual misconduct to wear cuffs in court

Detainees in Cook County, Illinois, who have a history of masturbation, indecent exposure or other sexual misconduct will have to wear handcuffs during courthouse visits, a federal judge has ruled.

University of Illinois at Chicago reveals ‘preliminary discussions’ to add John Marshall Law School
The University of Illinois at Chicago revealed on Monday that it has been in “preliminary discussions” with the John Marshall Law School to explore absorbing it into the university.
Judge vacates convictions of 15 men who said cop had framed them; additional review is underway

A judge in Chicago on Thursday vacated the convictions of 15 men who said they had been framed by corrupt Chicago police officers.

Cook County, Illinois, Judge LeRoy Martin Jr.…

Police oversight ordinance promised transparency but doesn’t fully deliver

When Chicago’s new police oversight agency opened in September, city officials pledged a different way of doing business: Misconduct investigations would be transparent and the public would learn the outcomes…

Police seek lawsuit defendant regarding 2016 strangulation death of suburban Chicago lawyer

An adverse appellate ruling may have been the motive in last December’s strangulation death of a lawyer in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, according to the lawyer’s widow.

An arrest…

Female Chicago-area public defenders file equal-protection suit over masturbating inmates

Six Chicago-area assistant public defenders have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit that claims they have been subjected to a hostile work environment as a result of inmates…

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