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7th Circuit Court

613 ABA Journal 7th Circuit Court articles.

Wealth Isn’t Criminal, Ex-CEO’s Lawyers Say

A lawyer for Conrad Black told jurors today that prosecutors appeared to be trying to convict their client for his wealth and lavish lifestyle.

“Being wealthy doesn’t make you a…

7th Circuit Wiki a First for Federal Appeals Courts

A wiki has been created by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, reportedly the first such user-friendly Web site created by any federal appeals court in the country.

The…

Justice Recalls His Nomination and Nominator

Justice John Paul Stevens avoided legal matters when he spoke to lawyers last night at a meeting of the 7th Circuit Bar Association.

Instead the 87-year-old Stevens focused on stories…

Inmate May Pursue Smoking Claim

A federal appeals court is allowing a prisoner to pursue a claim that he was exposed to excessive tobacco smoke that caused so much discomfort it violated the ban on…

Court Accepts Money Laundering Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the ban on money laundering applies if a criminal operation didn’t turn a profit, SCOTUSblog reports. The court also remanded two cases challenging state partial-birth abortion laws.

7th Circuit Criticizes Baseless Wis. Prosecution

In the latest salvo in the ongoing clash over the apparent political purge of eight U.S. attorneys, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a written opinion…

Victim of ‘Rogue’ Officer Must Pay Court Costs

A mother of four who a judge initially ruled was too poor to pay court costs after she lost a civil suit against the city of Chicago, must now find…

High Court Holds a ’60s Revival

Warren era comes to life in cases on student signs and standing to sue

The Exodus Begins

Lawyers Wonder Whether Chapter 7 Will Be a Viable Practice Area Under New Law

Who is a Partner?

The EEOC Looks Beyond Titles in its Age Discrimination Case Against a Law Firm

Bringing Them Back to Doe

Pseudonyms Are on the Rise, But Many Judges Question Need to Mask Plaintiff IDs