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A look at the state’s spending on legal services

A look at the state’s spending on legal services

Illinois paid out nearly $30 million in legal fees during the last fiscal year, according to state financial records, with employment law firm Laner Muchin LLP getting the largest haul of any single firm at about $1.7 million.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”

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Bar leaders speak out

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.

Arab American Bar Association of Illinois

This year’s Law Day theme, “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” is beautiful and so relevant. For our country and its rich diversity of people, culture and opinions, it is more important than ever that we understand and appreciate how important freedom is.

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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