Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Administrative Law

State Journal-Register v. University of Illinois Springfield: Journalism or sensationalism – The Appellate Court weighs in By Yolaine Dauphin Administrative Law, December 2013 In this case, the Journal had published articles on a sex scandal involving coaches at UIS, and sought additional information to continue its coverage of the story.
Administrative law case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, October 2013 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Impermissible venue under section 3-104 of the Administrative Review Law (735 ILCS 5/3-104) By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, October 2013 The recent decision of Slepicka v. State of Illinois, Department Of Public Health serves as an important reminder to read the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and the statutory provision that creates the state agency together, to determine the permissible venue under both the governing statute and section 3-104 of the Administrative Review Law.
The law of unintended (?) consequences By Michael B. Weinstein Administrative Law, October 2013 In November 2000, the Illinois General Assembly passed Senate Bill 851. Buried within the Act was a provision that applied only to a limited number of individuals and seemingly reflects one of the reasons why many members of the general public believe that defined benefit pension plans for public employees should be eliminated.
Mailing = Filing for workers’ compensation review By Carl R. Draper Administrative Law, October 2013 On August 1, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court reviewed a long history of the process for review of decisions of the Workers’ Compensation Commission and found that the procedures for advancing the case from the administrative agency to the courts for judicial review was part of an appeal process very much like the appeal process in most civil litigation.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, August 2013 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
U.S. Supreme Court decisions with administrative law issues, October Term 2012 By William A. Price Administrative Law, August 2013 This is the first in a planned series of case notes on the full Court term. This first article covers cases where the first party’s name (the appellant) begins with “A” through “D” in the listing of cases contained in the ABA Preview of US Supreme Court Cases, 2012-2013 term.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, July 2013 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ) Annual Conference to be held in Chicago September 14 – 18, 2013 By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, July 2013 Save the dates for this popular annual conference!
Outgoing Chair Sheila J. Harrell honored with presentation Administrative Law, July 2013 At the 137th Annual Meeting of the ISBA, incoming chair of the Administrative Law Section Council Yolaine M. Dauphin presented a plaque to outgoing chair Sheila J. Harrell for her service for the2012-2013 term year. 
Human Trafficking Program by ABA and National Association of Women Judges to be held May 21, 2013 Administrative Law, May 2013 Save the date for this important program!
Illinois case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, May 2013 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
No good deed goes unpunished: HB 2832 will imbue the county recorder with unprecedented powers that will wreak havoc on real estate transactions By Adam B. Whiteman Administrative Law, May 2013 The Illinois House has recently passed HB 2832, a bill which, if it becomes law, will create problems that will far outweigh its potential benefit.
Illinois case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, April 2013 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
The new Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, April 2013 An overview of the new state agency, which will be up and running on July 1st of this year.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, March 2013 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Illinois Association of Administrative Law Judges to host national conference By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, March 2013 You'll want to save the date for this annual Conference, this year to be held in Chicago!
Legislation on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants presents administrative challenges to the Secretary of State’s Office By Marc Christopher Loro Administrative Law, March 2013 This article reviews Public Act 97-1157's provisions, explains the challenges, and offers some thoughts on how those challenges could be met.
Legislation on driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants presents administrative challenges to the Secretary of State’s Office By Marc Christopher Loro Human Rights, March 2013 This article reviews Public Act 97-1157's provisions, explains the challenges, and offers some thoughts on how those challenges could be met.
Attorney fees in administrative law? Yes, you can—but follow the statute By Carl R. Draper Administrative Law, February 2013 For agencies subject to the Administrative Procedure Act (most State agencies) litigants are to be awarded a full measure of attorney fees for any case where a court finds that the agency enforced a rule that is invalid for any reason.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, February 2013 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Federal Regulatory Agenda, as of January 24, 2013 By William A. Price Administrative Law, February 2013 The Office of Information and Regulatory Review of the Office of Management and Budget maintains a “regulatory dashboard” that has the current status for all regulatory proposals that would impose more than $100 million in compliance costs.
Red light cameras upheld in unpublished order By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, February 2013 The First District recently entered an interesting order in Keating v. City of Chicago. This case involved tickets issued as a result of red light camera footage.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, January 2013 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Three reasons why I read administrative law cases (And what you can learn from them) By Jewel N. Klein General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2013 The author explains her love for administrative law cases.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, December 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Court disposes of nullity rule in Downtown Disposal Services, Inc. By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, December 2012 The Court pondered two significant questions in Downtown Disposal Services, Inc. v. City of Chicago: First, whether the corporation’s president engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when he filled in four blank pro se forms for administrative review. And second, whether the complaint for administrative review filed by a corporation’s president, on behalf of the corporation, is a nullity because the president engaged in the unauthorized practice of law and a corporation must be represented by counsel in legal proceedings. 
Another successful CLE seminar Administrative Law, October 2012 A recap of the Administrative Law Section's most recent CLE program.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, Jr. Administrative Law, October 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
An overview of the appointment process for Illinois Boards and Commissions By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, October 2012 This article addresses the appointment process, laws relating to appointments and boards that may be of interest to Illinois lawyers.