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In This Issue…
- Chair’s column
If hate is the currency being used to divide our society, we must fight it at every turn. REM Committee Chair Yolaine Dauphin is proud of the efforts of this Committee's members to pursue the values of diversity and inclusion.
- Letter from the Editor: Review of the podcast Seeing White
In December 2017, National Public Radio named Seeing White as one of the nine favorite podcast series of the year.
- Immigrants (We get the job done)
As members of the legal community we must let our voice be heard and make sure our country continues to be the land of opportunity and the melting pot that we cherish so dearly.
- Can a court grant a new trial based on proof that racial bias affected jury deliberations? SCOTUS says YES.
While there are a number of articles and published analyses concerning the Peña-Rodriguez opinion, it clearly does not come with a recipe or cure for the “pernicious” influence of racial bias in a jury pool.
- Illinois among minority of states requiring CLE on mental health and diversity issues: Q & A on recent amendments to Ill. S. Ct. R. 794(d)
One of our own REM Committee members has been involved in the effort to make Illinois a leader in diversity and inclusion issues – and has volunteered to answer a few questions for Illinois lawyers.
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