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1752 ABA Journal Illinois articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge orders shelter for homeless people; state must release execution drug info

Judge orders LA to find shelter for homeless near freeways

On Friday, U.S. District Judge David Carter ordered the county and city of Los Angeles to find shelter for…

Bankruptcy partner returns to Kirkland after leaving to pursue musical interests
Former Kirkland & Ellis bankruptcy partner Jeffrey Gettleman returned to the firm in late March, about a year and a half after retiring from the firm to pursue his musical interests.
Suspension sought for lawyer who lobbed insults, citing Trump; he also accused judge of ‘robe rage’
An Illinois ethics hearing board has recommended a three-month suspension for a Chicago lawyer who insulted an opposing lawyer and defended his words by pointing to President Donald Trump.
ABA Annual Meeting will be held online, Board of Governors decides
In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the ABA Board of Governors decided Thursday that this year's annual meeting will be entirely virtual.
Second lawmaker sues over Illinois stay-at-home order; first plaintiff won limited TRO
The co-chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in Illinois has filed a lawsuit that challenges the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, calling it “as broad as an ocean.”
Do anti-mask laws make us all criminals? Lawyer who challenged this law sees issues
Are people who don masks to protect themselves during the COVID-19 epidemic breaking the law?
Journalist investigating wrongful convictions turns lens on white-collar criminal case in Chicago

In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Maurice Possley speaks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about his investigation of Michael Segal, his writing partnership with Segal, and how Chicago city politics impacted the case.

Pandemic power plays: Civil liberties in the time of COVID-19

The power to respond to a public health crisis exists in the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, regulations and case law. But the way they fit together is not always clear, especially in the wake of a modern-day global crisis.

Deaths of prominent husband-and-wife lawyers are under investigation
Police in suburban Chicago are investigating the deaths of two prominent lawyers who graduated from Harvard Law School and practiced together as partners at a Chicago law firm.
Lawyer and startup resort to mass filings to fight company bans on class arbitration
A startup called FairShake and a lawyer from Chicago are challenging corporate bans on classwide arbitration by filing a deluge of arbitration claims against companies.
Federal judge orders COVID-19 safety measures for Chicago-area inmates; a second detainee dies
A federal judge in Chicago has ordered the sheriff of Cook County, Illinois, to take measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the county jail, where there is a high rate of infections that led to two inmate deaths.
Wrongful death suit alleges Walmart failed to protect employee who died from COVID-19
The family of a suburban Chicago Walmart employee who died from COVID-19 filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday alleging that the store failed to take steps to protect its workers.
Where and how are criminal defense lawyers making headway on COVID-19 bail motions?

“Releasing a few people at a time, after litigating pretrial release conditions, is frankly too slow. It’s important work but not nearly enough. Once the coronavirus enters a detention center, it’s too late; it will spread like wildfire,” says Aaron Littman, a clinical teaching fellow at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

As exposed health care workers seek legal remedies, who’s liable for lack of personal protective equipment?

Doctors and nurses across the country are asking about legal remedies they may have because of exposure to COVID-19 and a lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE. Invariably, their main concern is the dangers to which they’re being exposed.

Afternoon Briefs: Athletes aim for law school; lawsuits target Zoom over Facebook sharing

Pro basketball players shoot for law school

Imani McGee-Stafford, a center with the Dallas Wings, is leaving the basketball court and headed to the Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.…

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