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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Downers Grove violated panhandlers’ rights
Downers Grove police violated the First Amendment rights of two men experiencing homelessness by repeatedly citing them for soliciting money from motorists, a federal judge ruled.
Evanston taproom not liable for slip-and-fall
An Evanston brewery is not liable for a man’s injuries after he slipped and fell on his way out of the restroom, an appeals court ruled this week.
7th Circuit to state GOP: Where should free speech line be drawn?
A federal appeals court greeted the Illinois Republican Party’s challenge to the governor’s limit on public gatherings with skepticism this week.
Will Co. judge upholds exec orders, dings downstate ruling
A Will County judge last month dismissed several claims brought by landlords challenging the governor’s ability to suspend evictions during the pandemic.
Deputy did not show PTSD led to leave
A Wisconsin sheriff’s officer placed on paid leave and ordered to undergo a fitness-for-duty evaluation following a shouting match with a colleague does not have a case under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal appeals court held Monday.
New ARDC committee to eye equal justice rules
Following up on its statement on racism earlier this summer, the Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission has formed an Equal Justice Rules Committee to study the state’s professional ethics rules.
Pizza chain’s BIPA lawsuit will proceed
Little Caesars must face a lawsuit accusing it of violating employees’ rights under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a federal judge held.
Officials’ personal texts subject to FOIA
Government officials’ personal text messages and emails are subject to state open records laws, an appeals court has found.