• For Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier, what’s past is prologue this election season. Ten years after waging what was then the most costly state Supreme Court election in U.S. history, the southern Illinois Republican is fighting another expensive, nasty election battle in his retention campaign.
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    Arguing he was entitled to a for-cause dismissal of a juror who had a preconception about a material question of law — and also that the trial judge should have granted his request to expand the jury from eight to 10 so he would have had a chance of getting at least one African-American juror — Kenneth Marshall appealed from a judgment for the defendants in his civil rights case against the city of Chicago and several police officers.
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    As I got comfortable in my seat at the Bank of America Theatre and prepared to watch the pre-Broadway opening night performance of “Amazing Grace,” I couldn’t help but think back to those movies of my youth where a teenager, generally Mickey Rooney, to save an orphanage, would say, “Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!”
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    As a longtime reader of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, I have always been impressed with its outstanding reporting, impartiality and interesting and relevant articles.
  • Law From a Different Perspective

    Mohandas Gandhi encouraged us to “be the change that you want to see in the world.” Friday holds the distinction of marking the passing of two pioneers in the civil rights movement who lived these very words.
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    In a recent investor bulletin as well as an investor alert, the Securities and Exchange Commission warned investors as to the risks of “private placement” investments.
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    The open source software movement has been active for quite some time; some would track it back nearly 30 years, with increasing popularity in the last decade or so.
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  • Beyond the Playing Field

    In September, the Boston City Council approved a groundbreaking, and potentially controversial, ordinance directly aimed at student-athlete welfare in NCAA athletics.
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  • PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows today to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
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  • The Final Draught

    You may not be familiar with the term “culinary brewing,” but if you’re a craft beer consumer, you’re feeling its influence. The idea is a simple one: Bring a chef’s mindset to brewing. In practice, this usually means using unique ingredients or working with flavor combinations that aren’t traditionally found in beer.
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  • Q&A

    NEW YORK — Imagine if Bob Woodward’s clandestine meetings in a Washington, D.C., parking garage with Deep Throat had been documented — or, better yet, filmed by Woodward, himself.
  • NORCO, Calif. — Christopher Bisbano leaps onto the stage and his body transforms. He cries out for his true love, then contorts his face into a droopy pout as the audience bellows with laughter. Bisbano, 47, is one of the most talented actors on this stage, with years of experience — but he is also a convicted felon.
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