From left, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Chief Justice John Roberts participate in a moment of silence during a private ceremony in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington on Monday morning, where the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens lies in repose. – AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool

Stevens praised as ‘brilliant man’ at SCOTUS ceremony

Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens was remembered as a “brilliant man” with a “deep devotion to the rule of law” during a ceremony today at the court where he served for nearly 35 years.

Boeing to take $4.9B charge over 737 Max

Boeing said Thursday it is booking a $4.9 billion charge to cover possible compensation to airlines that have canceled thousands of flights since the 737 Max jet was grounded after two deadly accidents.

After 19 years, Justice Mason retiring from bench

For the past six years, Mary Anne Mason has been working her dream job as a justice on the 1st District Appellate Court. But her role on the reviewing court — often the last stop for litigation filed in Cook County — doesn’t give her a whole lot of time to do other things.

Pritzker pulls agencies from Title X program over ‘gag rule’

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced last week that Illinois agencies will drop out of the federal Title X program instead of changing policies to comply with Donald Trump’s executive order over Title X funding.

Female prisoners lose strip search lawsuit

A strip search of female inmates that forced the women to spread their genitals before male prison guards did not violate the prisoners’ Fourth Amendment rights, a divided federal appeals panel ruled.

Panel holds Nazi beliefs proper factor in sentencing

A judge properly considered a defendant’s white supremacist beliefs in imposing a sentence for a weapons offense, a federal appeals court held.

Appeals panel: Illinois law, not Egyptian, controls divorce

A Will County judge erred by letting Egyptian courts dictate an Illinois divorce case, a state appeals panel ruled last week.

$800K settlement for bone-breaking sidewalk slip and fall

A woman who broke her left leg after slipping on a sidewalk has settled her lawsuit for $800,000.
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