7th Circuit Court

Internet Law

Dissenter blasts Posner’s Internet research in inmate’s suit over acid reflux treatment

Law in Popular Culture

Wrong man arrested on ‘troubling’ reality TV show has no civil rights case, 7th Circuit rules

Constitutional Law

7th Circuit says court erred by upholding prison’s refusal to allow inmate and former guard to marry

Appellate Practice

7th Circuit says sorry about forgetting case for 5 years

Criminal Justice

7th Circuit questions the accuracy of Lex the drug-sniffing dog but upholds car search evidence

Constitutional Law

Backpage sues sheriff over letters to credit card companies

White-Collar Crime

7th Circuit nixes 5 counts in conviction of ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, calls for new sentence

Constitutional Law

City wins federal civil rights case over police shooting of dog attacked by pit bull

Appellate Practice

Posner admits he’s ‘brutal to lawyers’ but defends his critique of Roberts’ gay-marriage dissent

First Amendment

Federal judge nixes jail’s newspaper ban, but says articles about gang activities can be cut out

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer who hosted radio show avoids prison in $10M mortgage-fraud case

Appellate Practice

7th Circuit criticizes lawyer for raising too many issues on appeal

White-Collar Crime

Law grad gets 6 years for Ponzi scheme said to have cost investors $9.2M

Judiciary

Posner: Chief justice’s gay-marriage dissent is ‘heartless’

Civil Procedure

Posner dissent criticizes penalties for ‘harmless procedural bobbles’ by lawyers

Criminal Justice

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

Media & Communications Law

TV reporters covering Hastert case cited for breaking federal courthouse rules

White-Collar Crime

Former House speaker Hastert pleads not guilty to federal charges

Government Law

City settles 10th suit over claimed cop corruption for $30K, less than the cost of defending it

Judiciary

7th Circuit judge writes one-sentence ‘maybe’ concurrence; was it a ‘dubitante’ opinion?