The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Human Rights Law
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Newsletter articles from 2005
Reflecting the self-sufficient frontier spirit of America’s past, the Supreme Court held that a private citizen has no claim for damages if the police failed or refused to enforce a restraining order.
From the Chair
Bravo to President Bob Downs for calling attention to the over-representation of African Americans and Latinas/os in the Juvenile Justice system.
From the chair
It is a privilege to Chair this Committee and our President, Bob Downs, has high expectations that the coming year will be an action year, not just a talking year.
From the Chair
I am happy to introduce you to the third issue of this year's newsletter, newly renamed to "Human Rights" for our Section.
ISBA newsletter authors can receive CLE program discounts
The ISBA announces its new newsletter article authors CLE discount program. Program rules provide that during the 2005-2006 publishing year, the author of a published substantive ISBA newsletter article of at least 500 words can receive a non-transferable discount certificate redeemable for a 20 percent discount off the tuition for an ISBA-sponsored CLE program of their choice with a limit of five such discount certificates for the publishing year.
Pandemic flu—A rights shambles
If the experts are right and a flu epidemic hits this year or next year or some year soon, life as we know it in the United States will likely change for a while.
Private adoptions-Right to counsel
Under the category of "human rights," particularly when viewed by attorneys, perhaps no single right is believed as important and prophylactic as the right to be represented by a competent attorney.
Why we took Chief Illiniwek to court
The Native American Bar Association filed case 05 CH 04735 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, on June 30, 2005 alleging that the University of Illinois, by its Board of Trustees, et al., violated the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003 (740 ILCS 23/1 sec. 5) by discriminating against Native Americans.