7th Circuit Court

Constitutional Law

Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge says acquitted attorney can sue Above the Law for defamation, but not Gawker

Constitutional Law

Mayor says FBI cleared 2 officers in chaotic arrest after seat-belt stop, returns them to duty

Attorney Fees

Posner: ‘Outlandish’ attorney fees in glucosamine settlement were part of a ‘selfish deal’

Judiciary

Posner opinion tosses judge from case partly for his ‘tone of derision’

Constitutional Law

Woman ticketed for going topless at Chicago event files civil rights suit against city

Religious Law

Posner researches Chabad online; Bauer explains his ‘religious inclinations’ concurrence

Features

From Playgrounds to Battlegrounds: Chicago teens tell how guns affected them and their neighborhoods

Educaton Law

New defamation suit by Northwestern prof is 4th case filed over student’s claim of sexual assault

White-Collar Crime

Former ‘People’s Attorney’ radio host is convicted in $10M mortgage-fraud case

Tort Law

Bank sues attorney and others over $570K wired to Japan in alleged Internet fraud by ‘client’

White-Collar Crime

Ex-partner of law firm indicted, accused of aiding unlawful use of energy tax credits by clients

White-Collar Crime

Former ‘People’s Attorney’ radio host is tried in $10M mortgage-fraud case over real estate closings

Criminal Justice

Woman gets 7 years for filing fake $100B liens against 4 judges, US attorney and others

Election Law

7th Circuit won’t rehear voter ID case; Posner dissent cites ‘goofy, if not paranoid’ fraud evidence

Evidence

Police stop over unbuckled seat belts leads to chaotic arrest and federal civil rights suit

Sentencing/Post-Conviction

7th Circuit explains how acquitted murder defendant can still be punished by sentencing judge

Election Law

7th Circuit upholds voter ID in opinion that is ‘vintage Judge Easterbrook’: what will SCOTUS do?

Criminal Justice

Federal judge says she thinks convicted drug dealer killed police officer, gives defendant 35 years

Trials & Litigation

Imprisoned for plotting to kill federal judge, law grad wants to play the violin in supermax