The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law
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Newsletter articles from 2003
Case analysis—Hope v. Pelzer
This past summer, the Supreme Court issued another decision in the long line of cases involving qualified immunity defenses and section 1983 suits.
The Chair’s opinion
House Bill 3064 is currently pending in the Illinois Legislature.
Committee member appointed by Governor
Congratulations go out to Committee Member Zaldwaynaka "Z" Scott on her recent appointment by Governor Blagojevich to an Inspector General position.
Committee member chosen by Oprah
Timijanel Boyd-Odom ("Timi") recently appeared on the Oprah Show (May 12, 2003) after being selected from thousands of entries from viewers who had challenges in their homes regarding decorating a room.
The court watchers
There are two things that I remember about my Trial Advocacy class in law school.
Many of you are familiar with the "troubles" that have plagued Ireland for many decades.
Finding my way home
I kept walking straight ahead on the path that cut a diagonal line through the lush botanical garden.
Freedom Oil codification
Portions of proposal 93-17 were first brought to the attention of the ISBA in 2000 by the Local Government Section Council, seeking to codify the holding in Freedom Oil Co. v. Ill. Pollution Board on behalf of municipalities, units of local government and school districts.
A justice gone awry
As an attorney, the dispute in Alabama involving the monument to the Ten Commandments raised concerns that have nothing to do with the separation of church and state.
Recently I was jogging with my nephew Manny in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood when I spotted a "teachable moment" for my nephew, a student at DePaul.
Looking out for ourselves
I remember sitting in that courtroom and hearing the hours of talk about suffering, violence, and grief.
Perhaps soon to be old news, the Alabama Supreme Court's recent run-in with the Ten Commandments is really not about what we read in the headlines.