7th Circuit Court

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Second Amendment

7th Circuit strikes down ban on minors at gun ranges; SCOTUS shortlister wrote the opinion

Appellate Practice

Posner criticizes ‘verbosity’ in appeals briefs in decision upholding closed voir dire

Privacy Law

Wife’s unauthorized access to husband’s emails could violate Wiretap Act, 7th Circuit says

Civil Rights

Acquitted lawyer can’t sue, 7th Circuit says; Posner would allow claim over investigator statements

Labor & Employment

Does federal law forbid workplace discrimination against gays? Full 7th Circuit hears arguments


In just-released video, Posner calls chief justice a ‘terrible’ manager, blasts ‘stupid’ opinions

Law in Popular Culture

7th Circuit bars release of nephew in ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Cover Story

Appeals courts are dismantling stricter voter ID laws


Posner says Supreme Court is ‘awful,’ top two justices are OK but not great

Immigration Law

Mike Pence’s attempt to ban Syrian refugees is based on ‘nightmare speculation,’ Posner opinion says

Criminal Justice

‘Parking while black’ at issue in pending 7th Circuit appeal

Trials & Litigation

Posner opinion blasts class actions that are ‘no better than a racket’

Election Law

7th Circuit blocks judge who would have allowed voting without ID in Wisconsin


7th Circuit judge has ‘penchant for confabulation,’ losing law prof alleges in law review article


7th Circuit orders new sentence after judge’s remarks on urban decay, riots and fatherhood

Religious Law

7th Circuit grants injunction allowing Wiccan prisoner to wear pentacle medallion

Attorney Fees

7th Circuit limits attorney fees in lawsuit against faxing lawyer to percentage of actual claims


7th Circuit: Federal judge wrongly relied on news stories in tossing suit against cops as frivolous

Constitutional Law

7th Circuit: Judge should have appointed lawyer for mentally ill woman who missed appeal deadline

Legal Ethics

Lawyer can appeal sanction order though fine has been paid by her employer, Posner opinion says
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