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In This Issue…
- Chair comments and ‘introductions’ of more REM members
Learn more about this Committee's activities and hard-working members.
- Spotlight on REM members (and past members!): What a Guy—He Never Stops Giving!
REM Committee member Cory White was recently elected by the ISBA's Board of Governor's to the position of Delegate to the American Bar Association.
- So you want to be a media star? What you can learn from the judges and lawyers who appear in the media
Explaining legal issues and court proceedings to the public and having a public who is educated about the legal issues which the courts face every day can only lead to a better court system overall and more trust in the system as a whole.
- Feature: Spotlight on REM members—A Tale of Two “Sisters-in-the-Law” and Their Parallel and Intertwined Pathways to the Bench
Recently appointed judges J. Imani Drew and Geraldine D'Souza have followed fascinating paths to their present positions.
- Issues involving the Continuing Criminal Enterprise (CCE) Act: How the CCEA is a politically generated “quick fix” to the “War on Drugs”
While Congress’ concern about drug abuse in America is justified, a major concern with mandatory minimum statutes like the CCEA, is the probability that it is applied disproportionately. Arguably, the CCEA is applied almost exclusively to minority groups.
- Recent Illinois Appellate Court opinion, in concert with the new Act on preventing sexual assault on college campuses, may help curb such violence
The case, Omid Shariat Razavi v. Eva Walkuski and Ariel Zekelman and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, furthers the protections afforded to those students who report their attackers to school personnel.
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