Daily Legal News Archive

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cameras OKed for ex-Illinois prosecutor's second murder trial

A judge has approved the use of cameras in the court for the retrial of a former Illinois prosecutor charged with first-degree murder in his first wife's death.
From: QCOnline

State to change how it distributes money after Urban League suit

A nine-year court battle over Illinois' school funding system ended Wednesday with a unanimous vote by the state Board of Education to approve a settlement agreement.
From: WBEZ

Supreme Court rules for inmate whose expert said race could predict violence

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 6-2 on behalf of a death-row inmate whose own expert witness testified he is statistically more likely to be dangerous in the future because he is black.
From: ABA Journal

IL Supreme Court: Worker can't collect from U.P. for injuries under federal law unless railroad at fault

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a railroad employee who sued his employer under a federal liability law for injuries suffered in an accident cannot collect damages from the railroad if a third party was completely at fault.
From: Cook County Record

New immigration enforcement policies worry some Chicago attorneys

Some local attorneys are worried that new federal policies on immigration enforcement will hit some communities in Chicago hard.
From: WBEZ

Central Illinois woman gets 3-year term for baby's death

A central Illinois judge has sentenced a 22-year-old woman to three years in prison in the 2014 death of her 11-week-old daughter.
From: Fox 55

Not-for-profit owner pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud

An Illinois man who federal prosecutors say filed for bankruptcy 10 times in five years has pleaded guilty to fraud charges.
From: Fox 2 Now

Supreme Court rules for girl who wanted to bring her service dog to school

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the family of a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy can pursue a disabilities suit against her school for banning her service dog.
From: ABA Journal