7th Circuit Court
636 ABA Journal 7th Circuit Court articles.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago ruled Friday that Wisconsin’s mandatory bar doesn’t violate the First Amendment rights of the state’s lawyers.
May 2, 2022 12:01 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has refused to disturb a sanction imposed against a Chicago lawyer for “repeatedly asserting baseless claims” to support personal jurisdiction and then dodging discovery on the issue through his client’s evasive answers.
Apr 14, 2022 9:57 AM CDT
In an amicus brief filed Monday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reaffirm that counsel representing habeas petitioners should be able to investigate new evidence without first proving that the evidence will provide relief to their clients.
Apr 5, 2022 9:34 AM CDT
Richard Posner, a retired judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago, didn’t have the capacity to enter into a contract because of Alzheimer’s disease, his lawyer said in a letter.
Mar 30, 2022 9:46 AM CDT
A Wisconsin lawyer can’t use bankruptcy to avoid an order to pay the costs of an ethics proceeding against him, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Feb 9, 2022 11:20 AM CST
A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an Illinois lawyer’s libel lawsuit against online commenters who gave him one-star ratings after he posted an “odd and offensive” comment on Facebook.
Feb 1, 2022 2:22 PM CST
The White House confirmed Friday that U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs is among several Black women being considered for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jan 31, 2022 10:33 AM CST
Two judges are considered front-runners to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer
, but they aren’t the only contenders.
Jan 26, 2022 4:21 PM CST
A federal appeals court has vacated its reprimand of a lawyer who skipped oral arguments in a late-settled case, citing information provided in her request for reconsideration.
Jan 18, 2022 11:56 AM CST
Several federal appeals courts are starting the new year with changes in their operations amid the ongoing surge in COVID-19 infections.
Jan 4, 2022 12:08 PM CST
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago has reprimanded a New York lawyer for skipping oral arguments in a late-settled case and relying on opposing counsel to represent the parties’ joint views on costs.
Dec 8, 2021 12:36 PM CST
The gender gap among lawyers arguing before the federal appeals court in Chicago barely improved over the last decade, according to a report published by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.
Dec 8, 2021 8:44 AM CST
A federal judge who announced in August that he would step down from active service has changed his plans.
Nov 29, 2021 9:34 AM CST
Lawyers interviewed by the ABA Journal disagree on whether requiring the vaccines is the best approach for keeping children in schools, but most agree the virus has caused significant work for school administrators, many of whom are still dealing with pushback on masking rules.
Oct 19, 2021 1:45 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the view
of the U.S. solicitor general in a case in which a federal appeals court reduced punitive damages below a statutory cap.
Oct 13, 2021 11:37 AM CDT
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