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  • Raising Arizona -- Setbacks in the Grand Canyon State suggest Illinois is in a big legal hole

     
    If you think the political battle over pension reform in Illinois was long and tough, just wait for the legal battle. After years of wrangling, ducking and finger pointing, the General Assembly Tuesday passed a series of modifications to certain......
  • Pack of lies: How the GOP's phony 'court packing' accusation could backfire

     
    Will it work? Republican critics are accusing President Barack Obama of "court packing" for his effort to fill three vacancies on the 11-judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a panel widely considered to be the......
  • Doctors, nurses, pharmacist reprimanded by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in December) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's...
  • Nap time for recess appointments?

     
    In Calling A Time Out On Recess Appointments, the Daily Dish aggregates opinion on whether the U.S. Supreme Court should act to rein in the farcical "recess appointment" dodge that presidents have taken to using to install their nominees in......
  • By Request: Permanently polarized? Despite the rocky political terrain, common ground still lies ahead

     
    Friday's print column From the request line: Have we run out of major issues to compromise on? The contention of the reader who suggested a column tackling this question is that the 1973 polarizing U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade......
  • Nuked!

     
    Today's big story: On a nearly party-line vote of 52-48, Democrats abruptly changed the Senate's balance of power by reducing from 60 to 51 the number of votes needed to end procedural roadblocks known as filibusters against all presidential nominees,.......
  • Race restrictions cost Native Americans their home

     
    Because Mrs. Isabel Crocker, shown in her gift shop, is three-quarter American Indian, she and family must vacate their West Hollywood home, says court, owing to non-Caucasian deed restriction....
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • What to expect now that we're expecting gay marriage

     
    Wednesday's print column So tell Uncle Chester: Don't worry, gay people don't want to marry you. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois starting next June. Chicago's......
  • Where I am in favor of term limits

     
    From Down With Lifetime Appointments --Humans are living longer. That means judges are serving longer, too by Adrienne LaFrance (Slate): The highest court in the land ought to be subject to some of the restrictions that lower-level U.S. courts and......
  • At last, someone stands up to the filibuster bullies

     
    From Sunday's print column A Tribune editorial Friday predicted that in backing a rules change in the U.S. Senate to weaken the filibuster, President Barack Obama squandered "any prospect of finding bipartisan agreement on a legislative agenda." But you...
  • Michalowski v. Rutherford et. al, plain text version

     
    (Skip ahead to No. 35 for the sex-related allegations) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION EDMUND MICHALOWSKI (Plaintiff) v. (DAN RUTHERFORD, individually, and KYLE HAM, individually ( Defendants. )...