Illinois

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Judiciary

Judge who let law clerk rule on cases has Alzheimer’s diagnosis, is unable to do job, complaint says

Criminal Justice

Former congressman is indicted for alleged false expense claims; ‘Downton Abbey’ decorating cited

Judiciary

Law clerk accused of ruling on cases wins judicial election, though she is barred from the bench

Judiciary

Law clerk accused of ruling on cases can’t be a judge if she wins election, Illinois high court says

Judiciary

Indicted judicial candidate says she wouldn’t take bench until ethics case is resolved

Judiciary

Indictment won’t stop judge candidate accused of donning robes and ruling on cases, lawyer says

Judiciary

Judge’s sarcasm was ‘unwarranted and wholly inappropriate,’ appeals court says

Legal Ethics

State seeks to block judicial candidate after she is accused of donning robes, ruling on cases

Family Law

Exonerated inmate’s $20M settlement is marital property in divorce, appeals court says

Trials & Litigation

Judge tosses verdict against cop in alleged road-rage incident, cites trial misconduct by lawyer

Labor & Employment Law

Former appellate defender employee is entitled to $1M in retaliation suit, federal judge rules

Criminal Justice

As murders increase nationwide, US attorney links Chicago violence to release of dashcam video

Constitutional Law

Illinois law reducing civil juries to six people is unconstitutional, state’s top court rules

Criminal Justice

Identical twin testifies he committed murder and brother was wrongly convicted

Trials & Litigation

Judge allows class action claiming State Farm secretly orchestrated Illinois justice’s campaign

First Amendment

Avvo has First Amendment right to publish lawyer listings, Chicago federal court rules

Law Firms

Fourth person pleads guilty in scam that allegedly cost BigLaw firm $7M

Judiciary

Staff attorney is fired after she is accused of wearing judge’s robes and ruling on cases

Criminal Justice

Chicago police have shot 262 people in 6 years; about 80% were black men, newspaper reports

Trials and Litigation

Judge rules for artist Peter Doig, who says ‘Pete Doige’ painting once valued at $10M wasn’t his
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