Michael H. Schill was chosen as Northwestern University president by a search committee including law professor Jide Nzelibe. “Schill completely immerses himself in his environment, prioritizing faculty and academic excellence, as well as student quality and accessibility across all backgrounds,” he said. – Photo courtesy of NU

Former U of C law dean Michael Schill to lead Northwestern University

University of Oregon President Michael H. Schill, the University of Chicago law dean from 2010 to 2015, will assume the presidency of Northwestern University this fall, the Evanston school’s board of trustees announced.

FBI seized ‘top secret’ documents from Trump home

The FBI recovered documents that were labeled “top secret” from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to court papers released Friday after a federal judge unsealed the warrant that authorized the unprecedented search this week.

Trump says he took 5th Amendment in N.Y. investigation

Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment and wouldn’t answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement Wednesday.

Federal judge declines to revive privacy violation claim over Snapchat photos of accident victim

A man’s wish to conceal the fact that he lost an arm in a fireworks accident does not transform that fact into protected confidential information, a federal judge held.

ARDC panel recommends suspension for falsifying capital contribution to firm

An attorney who submitted false bills to his partners to make it appear as though he paid his capital contribution should be suspended, according to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee hearing board.

J&J to end global sales of talc baby powder after thousands of lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson is pulling baby powder containing talc worldwide next year after it did the same in the U.S. and Canada amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it caused cancer.

Law limiting sex offenders’ choice of housing is retroactive, 7th Circuit holds

An ordinance barring any new sex offenders from living in a Wisconsin village that maintains it has exceeded its “saturation level” of such residents is retroactive, a federal appeals court held, a partial win in a lawsuit by a man seeking to live there.

How appeals panel decided to end Shakman oversight of state hiring

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has shown he does not need anyone looking over his shoulder to ensure he hires and fires state employees based on merit rather than partisan political considerations, an appeals court held.
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