Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, D-Naperville, speaks on the Illinois House floor Wednesday in Springfield. – Capitol News Illinois photo by Jerry Nowicki

Illinois House passes bill prohibiting book bans

The Illinois House passed a bill Wednesday that would prohibit libraries from banning books or other material because of partisan or doctrinal pressure, prompting strong opposition from Republicans who called it an assault on local control.

Supreme Court chews on Jack Daniel’s dog toy dispute

A dispute between Jack Daniel’s and the makers of a squeaking dog toy that mimics the whiskey’s signature bottle gave the Supreme Court a lot to chew on Wednesday.

Supreme Court rules for deaf student in education case

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday for a deaf student who sued his public school system for providing an inadequate education. The case is significant for other disabled students who allege they were failed by school officials.

ARDC board advises suspending attorney who made false statements

An attorney who made false representations in a foreclosure matter should be suspended for two years, according to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission hearing board.

DePaul Law professors dissect ‘Succession’ with legal scholars

“Succession,” HBO’s critically acclaimed drama on the fight for power within a family-run media conglomerate, undoubtedly inspires discussion. Which of the Roy children will inherit the throne from their ailing father? And what’s really going on between fan favorites Tom and Greg?

Band royalties dispute does not belong in federal court, judge holds

The two plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing the rock band The Ides of March of fraud and breach of contract colluded with each other to create diversity jurisdiction, a federal judge held.

High court rules on R. Kelly royalty battle, BIPA question

A woman who obtained a $4 million judgment against R&B singer R. Kelly has priority to his music royalty payments at Sony Music Holdings, Inc. over a commercial finance company that completed service faster by using email, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Ford employee’s disability, age claims tossed

A federal judge dismissed a suit filed by a former employee of a Ford assembly plant who alleges he was harassed because of his disability and age.
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