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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.
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.”
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.
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.

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Bar leaders speak out

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.

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.

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.
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