Former Illinois attorney general Lisa M. Madigan (in black) addresses the audience at a panel discussion on improving women’s opportunities to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court. The event was held at Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s River North offices and sponsored by American Constitution Society’s Chicago lawyer chapter. – Jordyn Reiland

ACS panel showcases women who got their moment at SCOTUS

Women who want to appear before the U.S. Supreme Court often need to be their own advocates when seeking out argument opportunities, according to panelists who discussed the issue Thursday.

Fannie May finds sweet success at 7th Circuit

Two consumers who discovered the boxes of chocolate they bought “were not brimming with goodies” do not have a case against a local candy brand, a federal appeals court held.

Hobby Lobby says it’s hobbled by new neighbor; judge halts project

A Lake County judge ordered construction stopped at a suburban strip mall after a big-box store sued alleging a new neighboring restaurant violates its lease with the shopping center.

Ex-inmate loses appeal blaming prison officials for his condition

A man who tried to strangle a woman to death a week after he got out of prison does not have a case against the prison officials who purportedly failed to treat his mental illness, a federal appeals court held.

Shakman grounded on tax bill

A appeals court rejected a lawyer’s challenge to a tax bill he received when he bought a sailplane and later reregistered the title to a trust.

AG denies bid to boot state’s attorney over name

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has denied a Rock Island lawyer’s request to remove the Rock Island County State’s Attorney Dora Villarreal from office because her law registration reflects her married name.

Coach accused of sexual assault may lose citizenship

The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to revoke the American citizenship of a former Olympian and gymnastics coach accused of sexually abusing female students for years.

$1.6M for fatal fall in hospital

A Cook County jury awarded $1.6 million to the family of an 84-year-old man who died two days after falling in his hospital room.
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