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Newsletter articles from 2009
Are criminal prosecutions for prevarication possible?
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.
Chicago red light cameras scheme constitutional
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.
Confessions of an Ad Law junkie
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.
Doing it on the square
The date: October 2, 2009. In the Chicago area, an historical day: a day when some bemoaned the selection of Rio rather than Chicago for the 2016 Olympics. For others, it was the day to attend the annual endowed Rudolf G. Schade Lecture Series at Elmhurst College, created in 1984 as a class gift to sponsor an annual campus lecture, usually pertaining to history or ethics.
Follow-up on H-1B TARP
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.
We’d like to honor a former ISBA Ad Law Section Council member, Judge Alfred Gene Burton Jr., 56, who died on Aug. 2, 2009.
Less is more: Lessons from BLINK
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.
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.
Regulatory agendas, lists, and other compliance aids
The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act allows counsel some insight into what rules are coming down the pike by requiring all agencies to publish regulatory agendas in the January 1 and July 1 editions of the Illinois Register.
Section Council Profiles
We’re planning to provide information on the various members of the Administrative Law Section Council over the course of this newsletter year. Here are the first two biographical summaries.