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19 Days to Deadline, Good Carry Bill In the IL House VS. Bad Carry Bill, Senate
Sen. Kwame Raoul and his Chicago-style "no carry" carry law passed out of the Senate Executive Committee by a straight party vote of 10-4 last week and could come to the floor of the Senate for a vote this week.
Mon May 20, 2013
Indiana Law Blog
Courts - 'SCOTUS Takes Case on Prayer at Town Board Meetings' [Updated]
Adam Liptak of the NY Times has a brief story here on the Court's decision this morning to hear the case.
Does using a church facility for graduation ceremony violate the Constitution?
The Supreme Court has yet to decide if it will consider widely watched cases about public schools using a church facility to host graduation ceremonies, and the use of prayers to open township board meetings.
Thu May 16, 2013
WHBF-TV Rock Island
Senate committee to consider gun bill
Illinois concealed carry legislation that requires special permission to have a gun in Chicago is scheduled for a Senate committee vote.
Wed May 15, 2013
Philpot files appeal of federal conviction; says case...
Former Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot continues to fight his criminal conviction and 18-month prison sentence, arguing that the government proved nothing more than that he was negligent when he illegally took more than $24,000 from a state fund from 2004 to 2009 when he served as the Lake County clerk.
Tue May 14, 2013
Another Business Owner Caught By Withdrawal Liability
I have blogged before [ May 16, 2012 , November 21, 2012 , April 23, 2012 , May 15, 2012 , September 5, 2012 ] about the liability that can be imposed on businesses whose union employees participate in a multiemployer pension plan if the business ceases to participate in that plan.
BMO Harris Bank to Pay $400,000 to Resolve EEOC Disability Lawsuit
BMO Harris Bank will pay $400,000 to a group of 14 former employees under a consent decree entered on May 2, 2013, to resolve a disability discrimination case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission .
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WMGI-FM Terre Haute
More Time To Decide If Illinois Will Appeal Concea...
The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan more time to decide whether or not to appeal a ruling that the state's ban on carrying concealed firearms is unconstitutional.
Mon May 13, 2013
State police prepping for concealed carry law -
Even though lawmakers have been unable to agree on a plan allowing Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons, the Quinn administration has launched the process of building a computer system designed to handle future gun permits.
30 days to go until Illinois gets unregulated carry
It's not really Constitutional Carry, which four states enjoy and another will have later this summer, because local home-rule government units can place restrictions and may try to make an arrest of an Illinois gun owner carrying concealed - or otherwise.
Sun May 12, 2013
Supreme Court weighing public school graduation in a church
Justices have been deciding for weeks whether to take up a Wisconsin case in which a school district was found to have violated the 1st Amendment.
Fri May 10, 2013
Judge resentences Lisbon man who didn't tell wife he was HIV positive
Tony McKenzie, the Lisbon man sentenced earlier to three years for knowingly having unprotected sex with his wife without telling her he was HIV positive, appeared for resentencing on Friday morning in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.
Indiana Law Blog
Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a reversal
In ROYCE BROWN v. JOHN F. CARAWAY, WARDEN , a 28-page opinion before Judges POSNER , FLAUM , and SYKES, followed by a unusual 10-page statement by Chief Judge Easterbrook, Judge Flaum writes: In 1996, a jury in the district court for the District of Delaware convicted Royce Brown of one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and ... (more)
Thu May 09, 2013
Vringo Announces First Quarter Results, Highlights and Subsequent Events
May 9, 2013 - Vringo, Inc. , a company engaged in the innovation, development, and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual property, today announced operating results, highlights and subsequent events for the first quarter of 2013.
Wed May 08, 2013
Bankruptcy May Become a Way Out of Student Loan Debt
While students get breaks on their loans in some ways, filing bankruptcy has never been one of them.
Indiana Law Blog
Ind. Decisions - Two Indiana decisions today from the 7th Circuit
Tyrone Reynolds and seven confederates held a drug dealer captive for more than 12 hours while they robbed his home, transported him across state lines, and demanded that he give them money and drugs.
Tue May 07, 2013
Indiana Law Blog
Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today
In JOSE J. LOERA, JR. v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , a 14-page opinion, Judge Posner writes: The petitioner, Jose Loera, asks us to set aside his conviction on the ground that his trial lawyer had been ineffective.
Ostracism and Petty Mistreatments May Collectively Rise to the Level...
A female plumber on "light duty" in the city of Chicago's Department of Sewers filed a lawsuit alleging that her supervisor assigned menial work to her, prohibited her co-workers from interacting with her, and subjected her to alleged "verbal violence" because she was female.
Alito and Roberts are the most pro-businesses justices since 1946, study finds
Not every decision by the Roberts court has favored businesses. But the U.S. Supreme Court is more pro-business in its rulings than any other since 1946, according to a new study.