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1615 ABA Journal Illinois articles.

Brother-in-law charged in shooting death of Mayer Brown partner Stephen Shapiro
Updated: Police have charged a suburban Chicago man in the shooting death of Mayer Brown partner Stephen Shapiro, the founder of the law firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice. The suspect is Shapiro's brother-in-law.

John Gately III, 66, of Winnetka, Illinois, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and attempted murder, report the American Lawyer, Patch, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. A press release is here.
Only 1.2% of Chicago police complaints lead to suspension or firing, new data says
Updated: A public data project tracking the allegations of abuse against the Chicago Police Department has quadrupled in size, bringing alarming trends to light.
Why do experienced female lawyers leave? Disrespect, social constraints, ABA survey says
Women in law already face unique challenges, but for those practicing more than 20 years, the likelihood of continued longevity becomes even more stark.
Legal education council delays action on questionnaire guidance

As the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar awaits action on a proposal to eliminate an admissions test requirement for law schools, its council postponed…

Would Scalia have shifted on death penalty if he’d heard pope’s decree? Maybe, Chicago cardinal says
Just hours after Pope Francis declared the death penalty “inadmissible” in all cases, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago urged elected officials and leaders to recognize their responsibility and vested interest “in defending the sacredness and value of every human life.”
Player protests are about labor law, not the First Amendment
In the spring of 2016, Terri Carmichael Jackson was named director of operations for the Women’s National Basketball Players’ Association, the WNBA’s players union. She recalled the time as a bumpy introduction to the job during a Friday morning panel titled "The Right (or Not) to Take a Knee: Social Activism and Freedom of Speech in Sports" at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Rosenstein defends zero-tolerance immigration policy and rule of law in ABA speech
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may not be a very popular person within certain circles in Washington, D.C., but he received a rock-star welcome during the opening forum of the ABA Annual Meeting.
Chicago to get a public law school: John Marshall acquired by University of Illinois system
After more than two years of discussions, the University of Illinois’ board of trustees Thursday approved a plan to acquire Chicago’s John Marshall School of Law, a private stand-alone institution.
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.”

Judicial board seeks to remove Illinois judge who won’t step down after conviction

A judicial board has taken a first step to remove an Illinois judge convicted of mortgage fraud who refuses to resign.

The Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board filed a complaint on…

Can iPhone users sue Apple for charges to app developers? Supreme Court to decide

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether people who buy iPhone apps can sue Apple over 30 percent commissions charged to app developers on sales.

Four iPhone users…

Lawyer pasted more than 1,000 words into his legal brief without attribution, opposing lawyers say
An Illinois lawyer takes umbrage at the suggestion he lifted more than 1,000 words from two articles for his brief opposing dismissal of a lawsuit.
Former federal judge George Leighton, a civil rights pioneer, dies at 105
George Leighton, a former Chicago federal judge who fought for civil rights, has died at the age of 105.
Illinois disciplinary agency seeks comment on letting lawyers use for-profit referral services
Update: An Illinois Supreme Court administrative agency is taking comments on the concept that lawyers be allowed to participate in for-profit referral services.

The Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission survey cites a state appeals-court finding that fee sharing with a local bar association was a "positive force" in improving access to justice.
Is it too late to pass the Equal Rights Amendment? Illinois is the 37th state to ratify it

Illinois lawmakers approved the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, despite a 1982 deadline for ratification.

Illinois was the 37th state to approve the amendment, one short of the number needed…

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