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In the decades since <em>Hazelwood</em>, a pushback for student press

In the decades since Hazelwood, a pushback for student press

Under the precedent from the 1988 U.S. Supreme Court case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, the case gave school officials the power to censor school-sponsored content if they had a “reasonable educational justification.”
Ten years after the state's FOIA overhaul

Ten years after the state's FOIA overhaul

Ten years ago this May, lawmakers overhauled the Illinois Freedom of Information Act to, as then-Attorney General Lisa M. Madigan put it, “drag Illinois out of the Stone Age” in terms of openness and transparency.
Free speech rights and the rise of anti-BDS legislation

Free speech rights and the rise of anti-BDS legislation

In 2005, Palestinian civic groups called for a movement to boycott, divest from and sanction companies that do business with Israel. The controversial campaign took on a shorthand name, BDS.
Chicago’s federal trial court celebrates bicentennial

Chicago’s federal trial court celebrates bicentennial

The justice system, Martin V. Sinclair Jr. said, “is the foundation of a civil society.” They “serve a fundamental and constitutional role in our society to ameliorate and resolve disputes.”
The First Amendment’s journey

The First Amendment’s journey

This year’s Law Day celebrates the First Amendment with its theme: “Free speech, Free press, Free society.” The Daily Law Bulletin took a closer look at landmark cases — several with Illinois roots — that have shaped our constitutional rights.

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Bar leaders speak out

Puerto Rican Bar Association

Law Day is an important annual celebration of the rule of law in a free society. This year is an equally important year for the Puerto Rican Bar Association.

Advocates Society

The tales of immigrants coming to this country to enjoy freedom and to make a better life for themselves and their families are all true. What is often overlooked is that these immigrants are often the best and brightest from their homelands, with much to contribute to their new country.

Assyrian American Bar Association

This year’s Law Day theme, “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society,” resonates for the Assyrian American Bar Association in a way many take for granted.
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