616 ABA Journal 7th Circuit Court articles.
The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that the Federal Trade Commission did not have the authority to seek restitution from fraudsters by invoking a section…
Aug 23, 2019 10:38 AM CDT
Lawyer who represented Oklahoma City bomber is disbarred
A Colorado lawyer who once represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been disbarred at age 77. Dennis Hartley’s misconduct included converting…
Aug 22, 2019 4:02 PM CDT
What had started as a pre-internet computer crime law affecting national security and finance has become a statute that prosecutors, plaintiff attorneys and defense counsels agree isn’t right for its time, and maybe never was. Even with broad agreement on the problem, however, the solution is less clear.
Aug 19, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has ruled for pretrial detainees who allege a sheriff in Lake County, Illinois, skimped on water supplies during a three-day shutoff at the county jail.
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• A San Antonio man sentenced to life in prison for dealing crack cocaine has been freed under the First Step Act, the criminal justice reform measure that reduces…
Aug 5, 2019 4:00 PM CDT
• A prominent DUI lawyer from Petersburg, Virginia, has been charged with his wife in an alleged attack on their driver that began during a limo ride and ended at…
Jul 30, 2019 5:05 PM CDT
• Equifax has agreed to pay up to $700 million to settle state and federal claims related to a 2017 data breach that exposed the information of 147 million consumers.…
Jul 22, 2019 4:15 PM CDT
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A Chicago immigration lawyer has been awarded $229,498 in her suit claiming that she was fired from her job at a law firm after disclosing her pregnancy.
U.S. District Judge…
Jul 9, 2019 11:45 AM CDT
There was much that was unusual about the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2018 term, writes Erwin Chemerinsky, law dean at the University of California at Berkeley. What should be gleaned?
Jul 2, 2019 2:18 PM CDT
A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, is barring Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Bud Light, from running advertisements that fail to give context to its ad claims about rival MillerCoors’ Miller…
May 29, 2019 3:08 PM CDT
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law that bars abortion providers from incinerating fetal remains with infectious waste. The Indiana law allowed abortion providers to cremate or bury the remains.
May 28, 2019 10:48 AM CDTmarked by accusations of sexual assault—allegations strongly denied by Kavanaugh.
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