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7th Circuit Court

616 ABA Journal 7th Circuit Court articles.

8th and 10th Circuits split over female topless ban

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis has upheld a Springfield, Missouri, ordinance that bans women but not men from exposing their nipples in public.

The appeals…

ABA publication wins defamation appeal in 7th Circuit

An article in an ABA publication for judges didn’t defame a nonprofit group that certifies forensic document examiners, a federal appeals court has ruled.

In a May 1 opinion,…

SCOTUS denies cert in case on pro se treatment filed by David Boies and Richard Posner

A former pro se litigant had some high-powered help when he asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider what kind of explanation courts must provide to unrepresented people.

Among those…

Fired BigLaw paralegal must pay $35K sanction in dropped suit against law firm, 7th Circuit says

On Friday, a federal appeals court upheld a sanction requiring a paralegal who filed a $200 million bias suit against Baker McKenzie to pay the law firm’s attorney fees.

The…

SCOTUS will consider sexual orientation, transgender discrimination under Title VII

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted three petitions regarding whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status.

There’s no due process right to perform abortions, says en banc 6th Circuit in funding case

An en banc federal appeals court has upheld an Ohio law that bans the state from providing health funds to abortion providers.

Takedown order for union’s giant inflatable rat didn’t violate First Amendment, 7th Circuit rules

A Wisconsin town did not violate a local union’s First Amendment rights by requiring it to take down a giant inflatable rat erected on a highway median, a federal appeals…

Job-seeking lawyer loses age discrimination case before full 7th Circuit

A Chicago-area lawyer who challenged an experience cap in a legal job ad has lost his case before the en banc 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago.

Widow of BigLaw partner loses en banc petition in wrongful-death lawsuit

The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday denied a petition to rehear a wrongful-death finding involving GlaxoSmithKline and a former Reed Smith partner who died by suicide…

7th Circuit reinstates suit claiming senior center failed to protect lesbian tenant from harassment

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit claiming a senior living center violated the Fair Housing Act when it failed to protect a lesbian from violence and harassment by…

7th Circuit tosses $3M verdict in suit blaming antidepressant labeling for BigLaw partner’s suicide

A federal appeals court has overturned a $3 million award to the widow of a Reed Smith partner who blamed antidepressant labeling for her husband’s suicide.

7th Circuit limits national ‘sanctuary cities’ injunction to Chicago

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago has narrowed a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration’s policy withholding grants from alleged “sanctuary cities.”

7th Circuit blocks disability abortion ban; partial dissent labels the procedure a ‘super-right’

A federal appeals court has upheld a permanent injunction blocking an Indiana law that banned abortions based on race, sex, ancestry, Down syndrome or other genetic disorders.

The Chicago-based 7th…

7th Circuit upholds nationwide injunction barring grant holdbacks for sanctuary cities

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a nationwide injunction that barred the U.S. Justice Department from withholding public safety grants from sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate in immigration enforcement.

Title VII protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation, en banc 2nd Circuit says

An en banc federal appeals court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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