Case analysis—Hope v. PelzerBy Yvonne M. KatoMay 2003This past summer, the Supreme Court issued another decision in the long line of cases involving qualified immunity defenses and section 1983 suits.
The Chair’s opinionBy Richard N. PorterDecember 2003House Bill 3064 is currently pending in the Illinois Legislature.
Civility in daily life: Give ‘em the fingerBy Michael W. RaridonDecember 2003I was driving back to my office, loudly grooving on my Three Dog Night's Greatest Hits CD, when this guy in a pickup truck gave me the finger.
Committee member appointed by GovernorMay 2003Congratulations go out to Committee Member Zaldwaynaka "Z" Scott on her recent appointment by Governor Blagojevich to an Inspector General position.
Committee member chosen by OprahMay 2003Timijanel Boyd-Odom ("Timi") recently appeared on the Oprah Show (May 12, 2003) after being selected from thousands of entries from viewers who had challenges in their homes regarding decorating a room.
The court watchersBy Susan M. WittJanuary 2003There are two things that I remember about my Trial Advocacy class in law school.
Editor’s noteJanuary 2003Many of you are familiar with the "troubles" that have plagued Ireland for many decades.
Finding my way homeBy Susan M. WittDecember 2003I kept walking straight ahead on the path that cut a diagonal line through the lush botanical garden.
Freedom Oil codificationJanuary 2003Portions of proposal 93-17 were first brought to the attention of the ISBA in 2000 by the Local Government Section Council, seeking to codify the holding in Freedom Oil Co. v. Ill. Pollution Board on behalf of municipalities, units of local government and school districts.
A justice gone awryBy Randy WiltDecember 2003As an attorney, the dispute in Alabama involving the monument to the Ten Commandments raised concerns that have nothing to do with the separation of church and state.
Life’s lessonsBy Jorge MontesMay 2003Recently I was jogging with my nephew Manny in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood when I spotted a "teachable moment" for my nephew, a student at DePaul.
Looking out for ourselvesBy Susan M. WittJanuary 2003I remember sitting in that courtroom and hearing the hours of talk about suffering, violence, and grief.
Obiter dictumBy John Readen, Jr.December 2003Perhaps soon to be old news, the Alabama Supreme Court's recent run-in with the Ten Commandments is really not about what we read in the headlines.