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  • 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. )...
  • New Mexico Supreme Court OK's gay marriage

     
    From the opinion: We conclude that although none of New Mexico’s marriage statutes specifically prohibit same-gender marriages, when read as a whole, the statutes have the effect of precluding same-gender couples from marrying and benefiting from...
  • Allentown chiropractor, Bethlehem nurse among professionals sanctioned by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (for January and February) 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...
  • Today's spit-take

     
    How big a jerk is Michael Jordan? The near pathological competitiveness and narcissism of the greatest basketball player of all time is fairly well known, but for all the joy he gave us in winning six NBA championships with the......
  • The Only Winner is ...

     
    Maybe it’s this weather, but more and more, I find myself seeing things in a very negative way. I used to be much sunnier. I need to get back to that. For example, I had an extremely negative reaction to......
  • The Illinois Supreme Court on convicted felons -- when and where they can run for office

     
    Highlights from two key rulings: Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District. COLES v. RYAN (1980) On March 26, 1976, plaintiff Donald R. Coles was convicted of extortion in violation of 18 U.S.C. s 1951 in the United States District Court......
  • Convicted felons -- when and where they can run for office

     
    My Wednesday column deals with the efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to block former Ald. Ike Carothers -- who pleaded guilty to political corruption in 2010 and was sentenced to 28 months in......
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....
  • Should we send Amanda Knox back to face prison in Italy?

     
    Story: An Italian appeals court has upheld a guilty verdict against a former American university student convicted of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. The court imposed a 28 1/2 year sentence on Amanda Knox (above, Reuters photo).......
  • Dopey proposal

     
    Senseless law would say medical pot users can't have guns Friday's print column Gun-rights organizations have been conspicuously reserved in their response to a proposed state regulation that would prohibit patients with medical marijuana permits from...
  • Full results of the Change of Subject predict-the-news click survey

     
    Full results of the survey, which I'll compare to my own predictions in the Sunday print column LAW AND ORDER Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is appealing both his conviction and his sentence in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.......
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...