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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.
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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.
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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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