Articles From Cindy G. Buys

Asylum and refugee law By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, January 2019 An overview of asylum and refugee resettlement laws.
The latest on sanctuary laws and litigation By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, January 2019 An overview of sanctuary laws and litigation.
Book review: The Woman Behind the New Deal by Kristin Downey By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, December 2018 A review of The Woman Behind the New Deal, a book about the life of Frances Perkins, the first female member of the U.S. Cabinet.
Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and the Supreme Court’s doctrine of “respectful consideration” By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, October 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court has occasionally stated that U.S. courts should give “respectful consideration” to decisions of international tribunals and has suggested such consideration may be applicable to statements or decisions of foreign government entities interpreting their own law as well, however, it has never clearly defined what this means.
Slow change at the top By Cindy G. Buys Employee Benefits, June 2018 Over the past decade, women have made strides in the legal profession. However, the numbers show that progress is slow. 
Refugee resettlement 2017 By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, March 2018 In September 2017, President Trump issued his most recent determination capping refugee admissions for FY 2018 at 45,000, an all-time low in the history of the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
Temporary protected status (TPS) By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, March 2018 Pursuant to INA 244, (8 U.S.C. 1254), the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately.
“Travel ban” litigation 2017 By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, March 2018 A look at the various lawsuits filed against President Trump's Executive Orders limiting entry into the United States.
Slow change at the top By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, January 2018 As of 2017, the legal profession is 64% male and 36% female, meaning that there are 5% more women practicing law today than in 2009. Women make up approximately 22% of the partners in private law firms, but only 18% of equity partners. Women also account for approximately one-third of the judiciary, ranging from 33-35% of federal judges and 29-35% of state court judges. These numbers show some improvement in some categories, but the upward movement is small.
ISBA Career Panel at Southern Illinois University By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, May 2017 Four members of the International and Immigration Law Section Council participated in a career panel discussion at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in April, 2017. 
Memo By Patrick M. Kinnally & Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, October 2016 The International and Immigration Law Section Council has approved and urges the Illinois State Bar Association to support an amendment to 725 ILSC 5/113-8 relating to guilty pleas to improve compliance with judicial notification of the immigration consequences of guilty pleas.
Spotlight on Kelly Thames Bennett By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, October 2016 Learn more about this dynamic member of the Women & The Law Committee, who has followed an interesting and unusual path to law.
Does the Immigration and Nationality Act allow discrimination based on religion? By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, June 2016 Why would Congress ban discrimination on these other common grounds, but not include religion?
Legislative report By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, June 2016 The ISBA's International & Immigration law Section Council has reviewed pertinent legislation currently before the Illinois General Assembly.
Myths about the ERA debunked By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, November 2015 Common questions regarding the Equal Rights Amendment and a discussion of the recent efforts to restart the ratification process.
Illinois adopts new law to better implement consular notification and access By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, October 2015 Public Act 099-0190 clarifies who is responsible in the Illinois criminal justice system to provide consular notice to foreigners who are arrested or detained in Illinois, when such notice must be given, and what happens if notice is not given.
Welcome from The Catalyst editors By Cindy G. Buys & Kelly Thames Women and the Law, July 2015 Learn more about this newsletter and how to submit articles.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, April 2015 Committee member Cindy Buys reviews Sue Monk Kidd's most recent novel.
The continued need for better implementation of consular notification and access By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, March 2015 The recent case of Mordi v. Zeigler demonstrates the continued need for Illinois State Police Officers to provide consular notification and access to a foreign defendant.
New business opportunities in Cuba By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, January 2015 Many foreign investors are taking advantage of the friendlier business climate in Cuba.
Update on the 50 best law firms for women (and the 10 best in Chicago) By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, August 2014 The 2014 results are in. Click here to see which Chicago firms made the list!
A word from the Editor By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, August 2014 Photos from the Annual Meeting in June.
Women in conflict—A UN response By Cindy G. Buys & Julia Kaye Wykoff International and Immigration Law, June 2014 Rather than conventional war tools such as guns, tanks, and bombs, raping and abusing women seemingly became a favorite tactic in many war-torn countries.
Women in conflict—A UN response By Cindy G. Buys & Julia Kaye Wykoff Women and the Law, April 2014 Rather than conventional war tools such as guns, tanks, and bombs, raping and abusing women seemingly became a favorite tactic in many war-torn countries.
Rebels at the Bar, by Jill Norgren By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, February 2014 Committee member Cindy Galway Buys reviews this thought-provoking book.
Right to counsel for immigrants: Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, July 2013 Experienced immigration practitioners know that while noncitizens enjoy a statutory right to counsel in immigration-related proceedings, there is no right to government-appointed counsel if the noncitizen cannot afford an attorney.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations By Cindy G. Buys International and Immigration Law, June 2013 To commemorate the occasion, the Mexican Consulate hosted an all-day event at the Chicago Cultural Center on May 3, 2013 to consider the history of the Convention and what the future might hold.
Female judges in Illinois: Where are we now? By Cindy G. Buys & Stephanie Macuiba Women and the Law, May 2013 This article examines some of the statistics relating to females in the judiciary in Illinois and includes interviews with several female judges examining the role and experiences of these female judges.
Is reform a reality for women in Saudi Arabia? By Cindy G. Buys & Stephanie Macuiba International and Immigration Law, July 2012 This article provides some background on the Saudi Arabian political and legal systems and on the possibilities for future reforms to expand women’s rights.
Is reform a reality for women in Saudi Arabia? By Cindy G. Buys & Stephanie Macuiba Women and the Law, June 2012 This article provides some background on the Saudi Arabian political and legal systems and on the possibilities for future reforms to expand women’s rights.

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