Section Newsletter Articles on Administrative Law

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Red light cameras upheld in unpublished order By Patti Gregory-Chang Administrative Law, February 2013 The First District recently entered an interesting order in Keating v. City of Chicago.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.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, September 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
NCALJ program—Finding Representation For the Unrepresented in Administrative Hearings By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, September 2012 A summary of the program recently held by the American Bar Association’s Judicial Division’s National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, August 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, July 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Independent Tax Tribunal Act By William A. Price Administrative Law, July 2012 An overview of the Tax Tribunal, whose jurisdiction will commence on July 1 of next year.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, June 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
The honorable Patricia Jackowiak By Sheila Harrell Administrative Law, June 2012 Learn more about Patricia Jackowiak, who currently serves as Director/Chief Administrative Law Judge of City of Chicago’s Department of Administrative Hearings.
ISBA and ABA on the Hill By Hon. Ann Breen-Greco Administrative Law, June 2012 A recap of ABA Day on the Hill, to which the ISBA always sends a delegation.
“The law of the case” in complex administrative appeals: A comment on People ex. rel. Madigan v. Illinois Commerce Commission By William A. Price Administrative Law, June 2012 If the substantive legal issues in an administrative appeal have already been decided in a case that can be shown to be “ part of the same proceedings,” then collateral estoppel and “law of the case” may end the judicial process.
State and federal regulatory agendas By William A. Price Administrative Law, June 2012 Some useful information about where to find state and federal regulatory agendas online.
Supreme Court addresses access to courts for administrative compliance challenges By William A. Price Administrative Law, June 2012 An update on Sackett v. USEPA.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, May 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Case summaries By Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum Administrative Law, April 2012 Recent cases of interest to administrative law practitioners.
Some perspective on modification of the nullity rule: Downtown Disposal Services, Inc. v. City of Chicago By Marc Christopher Loro Administrative Law, April 2012 In February 2011, the First District Appellate Court published an opinion in which it held, among other things, that the “nullity rule” (hereinafter, the NR), did not require the circuit court to dismiss a complaint for administrative review that had been filed by the president of the corporation seeking the review.
Editor’s announcement By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2012 A significant case for administrative law practitioners, Downtown Disposal Services, Inc. v. City of Chicago, will be heard at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
March matters worth your time… By J.A. Sebastian Administrative Law, March 2012 Mark your calendar for three important and fast-approaching events!
Three reasons why I read administrative law cases (And what you can learn from them) By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, March 2012 The author explains her love for administrative law cases.
Whistleblower Act decisions By Jewel N. Klein Administrative Law, March 2012 A summary of the creatively argued case, Brame v. City of North Chicago.