Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Administrative Law

Morgan II By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, August 2009 If Morgan I was a primer on administrative law, Morgan II presents a primer on how even the best of defenses will be unsuccessful against an agency determined to get rid of a bad actor.
Administrative law decision summaries By Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, June 2009 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Administrative Law Section Seminar and Section Council Meeting in Springfield, May 15th and 16th By William A. Price Administrative Law, June 2009 The Section sponsored a well-received seminar on administrative hearings and appeals this May 15th, and the Section Council met the day afterward at the Abraham Lincoln hotel in Springfield, Illinois.
Are criminal prosecutions for prevarication possible? By William A. Price Administrative Law, April 2009 Political and governmental ethics debates in Illinois may have reached a new low this spring, with a member of the majority party defending a vote against a special election with a comment on the situation of the state’s junior U.S. Senator, currently challenged for less-than-forthcoming answers about how he obtained appointment, and for unsuccessful attempts to raise political funds in the course of discussions of same.
Confessions of an Ad Law junkie By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, April 2009 If politics excite you, if you like to watch government at work, if you think about public policy and its impact on people, administrative law is for you.
Follow-up on H-1B TARP By Sonya Som Administrative Law, April 2009 On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“ARRA” or the “the Act”), a massive bill that allocates $789.5 billion in federal funds and tax cuts for a variety of initiatives in an effort to stimulate the economy.
An opportunity for the Supreme Court to amend the Rules of Professional Responsibility? By Marc Christopher Loro Administrative Law, April 2009 At a time when the ISBA is trying to improve the reputation and image of lawyers by riding the coattails of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, and Abe’s integrity and legacy as one of Illinois’ finest lawyers, the damage done by the Governor, left unattended, take many years to repair.
Summary of recent decisions By Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, April 2009 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Chicago red light cameras scheme constitutional By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, March 2009 In Chicago, red light cameras take pictures of cars whose drivers run red lights and make illegal turns at intersections. Owners of vehicles, with the exception of leased vehicles, are liable for tickets.
Does a Board of Education have standing to bring Administrative Review complaint? By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, March 2009 In the case of The Board of Education of Bremen High School District No. 228 v. Mitchell, the Appellate Court tackled the issue of who has standing to appeal an agency decision pursuant to the Administrative Review Law.
Summary of recent decisions By Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, March 2009 Recent decisions of interest to administrative law practitioners.
You’ve got to play to win: Employers and the H-1B visa lottery By Sonya Som Administrative Law, March 2009 Due to the statutory limits placed on issuance of new H-1B visas each fiscal year, businesses that want to take advantage of this option must be prepared to enter the annual H-1B visa lottery.
Bond or lien requirements of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act in administrative proceedings By David R. Reid State and Local Taxation, February 2009 An unconstitutional argument based on equal protection and pertaining to 35 ILCS § 735/3-7 is plausible, but is unlikely to prevail.
Certain federal contractors and subcontractors required to begin using E-Verify system by January 15, 2009 By Robert S. White Administrative Law, January 2009 The E-Verify system is administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration and is a Web-based program that allows employers to verify that their employees are authorized to legally work in the United States.
Cook County’s Department of Administrative Hearings: The new kid on the block By J.A. Sebastian State and Local Taxation, January 2009 In today’s litigious society, more and more matters are being initially handled outside of the courts and in administrative proceedings—especially matters that involve government enforcement, compliance and collection.
Less is more: Lessons from BLINK By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, January 2009 BLINK: THE POWER OF THINKING WITHOUT THINKING is about thinking in new ways about how we think. How valid is a first impression? What factors are considered? How often (who has time?) do we even think about how we think.
Summary of recent decisions By Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, January 2009 Recent decisions of interest to administrative law practitioners.
ICE raids and regulations By Eileen Momblanco and Morgan Russell Administrative Law, December 2008 In April 2006, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced a more aggressive immigration enforcement campaign to hold employers more strictly accountable for employing undocumented workers.
Interpreting the rules By William A. Price Administrative Law, December 2008 Client questions often call for careful parsing of language.
Nuts and Bolts seminar—A big success By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, December 2008 Giving up a bright warm and sunny Saturday in October, almost 50 lawyers attended our Section Council’s seminar in Springfield entitled “Nuts & Bolts: Representing Your Client in Drivers Licensing Issues at SOS – 2008.”
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, December 2008 Recent cases of interest to Administrative Law practitioners.
Section Council news By William A. Price Administrative Law, November 2008 News of interest to Administrative Law practitioners. 
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, November 2008 Recent cases of interest to administrative lawyers.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, October 2008 Recent cases of interest to administrative lawyers.
Administrative review bills that have been approved by the 95th General Assembly By William A. Price Administrative Law, September 2008 Senate Bill 2111 amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act in regard to procedures for naming parties and for serving summons and decisions.
Summary of recent decisions By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, September 2008 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Web links for Illinois Administrative Law (Sites current as of August 13, 2008) By William A. Price Administrative Law, September 2008 A list of Web sites that should be useful to administrative law practitioners.
Agency Procedures and Administrative Rules 1: Information Sources By William A. Price Administrative Law, August 2008 Agency rules of practice, like the rules of court, often determine who wins and loses in administrative proceedings. These rules get rewritten from time to time.
Briefly Noted: Australian Administrative Law By William A. Price Administrative Law, August 2008 It is likely that an Australian court, faced with an arbitrary or capricious (or purely political, without legal basis) administrative agency decision, and presented with appropriate precedents by competent counsel, would reach a result not-too-dissimilar to one that could be expected in Illinois.
Statutory Changes, 94th and 95th General Assemblies By William A. Price Administrative Law, August 2008 This review notes revisions to the Administrative Procedure Act, Administrative Review Law, Freedom of Information Act, and Open Meetings Act in the 94th and 95th General Assemblies, based on keyword searches using the words of each of the above act’s titles in the Illinois General Assembly public acts database.