Articles From Kenneth Dobbs

From the Chair By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, May 2009  The Chair of the Human Rights Section shares why he chose his profession.
From the Chair By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, January 2009 A message from section chair Kenneth Dobbs.
From the Chair By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, November 2008 Obscenity, child murderers, assassins, fascists, defamation, disabled people, constitutional democracy, human rights and law school classrooms were Elmer Gertz’s milieu.
Bank directors on the hot seat By Kenneth Dobbs Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, October 2008 The last 15 years have been smooth sailing for banks and their directors. Borrowers paid loans, earnings remained strong, and bank failures were almost non-existent. Recently, however, matters became choppy as borrowers defaulted, earnings plummeted, and a few banks began to fail.
From the Chair By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, September 2008 Under the leadership of Steve Helle, our relatively small section council stands as an example of what committed and hardworking Illinois lawyers achieve when given an opportunity.
Last war dance for the Chief By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, June 2007 Decades-long battles involving reason, history, protests by students and faculty, pleadings from every Native American organization in the United States and lawsuits couldn’t move the Chancellors, Presidents and Trustees of the University of Illinois to cease using Chief Illiniwek as a team mascot.
Illinois Native American Bar Association, et al. v. The University of Illinois, 05 CH 4735 By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, September 2006 Oral arguments were heard in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District on September 5, 2006.
Chief update By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, June 2006 The Native American Bar Association et al., appealed the circuit court’s order dismissing their Complaint seeking Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against the University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees for their use of Native American imagery in the form of Chief Illiniwek as a sports mascot in violation of Illinois’ Civil Rights Act, 740 ILCS 23/5 (2003).
Dawn Clark Netsch receives Gertz Award By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, April 2006 Elmer Gertz is the namesake of the Human Rights Section Council’s annual award to an Illinois Attorney that has distinguished themselves through the practice of Human Rights Law.
Why we took Chief Illiniwek to court By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, August 2005 The Native American Bar Association filed case 05 CH 04735 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, on June 30, 2005 alleging that the University of Illinois, by its Board of Trustees, et al., violated the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003 (740 ILCS 23/1 sec. 5) by discriminating against Native Americans.
Last rights vs. privacy rights under the amendents to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, June 2003 Father McNamara receives a telephone call from a parishioner that the principal of the parish school, Sister Mary Elizabeth, was run over by a truck and rushed to an area hospital in grave condition.
Protecting every Illinois family By Kenneth Dobbs Human Rights, December 2002 Imagine that you are a seven-year-old boy. Your parents rent a summer cottage at a campground for a vacation.

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