7th Circuit Court

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

Evidence

Off-site video that saved woman from felony charge is now supporting a $150K civil rights settlement

Civil Rights

With ‘eye-popping speed,’ 7th Circuit strikes 2 states’ same-sex marriage bans 9 days after argument

Labor & Employment

7th Circuit upholds Indiana right-to-work law barring mandatory union dues

Government Law

Federal judge says mom sued too late accusing Chicago officials of cover-up in son’s death

Judiciary

Pacer deletes older case files for four appeals courts; compatibility issues cited

Court Security

Losing litigant who threw chair at defendant cop after verdict gets 5 years

Criminal Justice

Man beat murder charge in detective’s death, but feds seek life term in drug case, citing slaying

Disability Law

Posner opinion takes aim at denial of disability benefits; is it a 7th Circuit trend?