From the chairBy Michael F. O’BrienHuman and Civil Rights, October 2000The Human Rights Section Council should have some interesting meetings this year. In an attempt to convert our business meetings into more of a "retreat" format, we have invited some outside experts to liven up our meetings with discussions of the pros and cons of such diverse topics as school choice, the proposed "prosecutorial misconduct" legislation and the estate planning certification proposal under consideration by ISBA.
From the chairBy Arthur J. InmanHuman and Civil Rights, April 2000This issue features more by editor Pat Hughes on the efforts to reform death penalty litigation.
From the chairHuman and Civil Rights, February 2000Welcome to the February, 2000, issue of the Human Rights newsletter. Pat Hughes, our editor, does double duty in this issue with an article of his own on recent significant developments in criminal procedure in Illinois, especially including provisions for prosecution and defense of capital cases.
From the chair— multidisciplinary practice updateBy Paul BernsteinLaw Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, February 2000Under the dynamic leadership of, among others, Cheryl I. Niro, Illinois State Bar Association President, and Attorney Terrence J. Lavin, co-chair of the ISBA Task Force on Multidisciplinary Practice, the ABA's race towards seeing the huge accounting firms able to own law firms has been slowed down, and properly so.
From the co-editorBy Robert C. Knuepfer, Jr.Business and Securities Law, October 2000This edition of the newsletter has several interesting articles, with a focus on the internet, including a look at the new Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and a thoughtful analysis of doing an IPO "road show" over the Internet.
From the editorTrusts and Estates, August 2000This is the first newsletter following the annual meeting in Lake Geneva. I personally thank the retiring chair, Walt Zukowski, for his help and encouragement this past year.
From the editorBy Donna J. CunninghamBusiness and Securities Law, June 2000This edition of the newsletter has several interesting articles, including a discussion of arbitration issues in the securities industry, and an informative analysis of "angel" funding for start-up companies.
From the editorBy Robert C. Knuepfer, Jr.Business and Securities Law, April 2000This is the first regular newsletter for 2000.
From the editorsTrusts and Estates, November 2000Our compilation this month includes several disparate cases. The first concerns an unhappy residual beneficiary who wants to avert a bequest going to a college that is about to close.
From the Illinois Supreme CourtBy Donald R. ParkinsonCriminal Justice, September 2000The Illinois Supreme Court held that the defendant's petition for post-conviction relief was properly dismissed without an evidentiary hearing.
From the Illinois Supreme CourtCriminal Justice, February 2000Justice Bilandic wrote the opinion that found that 625 ILCS 5/12-0611 violated the first amendment.
From the new chairBy Michael F. O’BrienHuman and Civil Rights, June 2000This section council's name, "Human Rights," as well as the title of its newsletter, "Constitutional Law and Liberty," reflect somewhat the inevitably diverse opinions of its members.
From the outgoing chairBy Arthur J. InmanHuman and Civil Rights, June 2000We joined the Criminal Justice Section Council in a program at the annual meeting dealing with privacy issues, especially but not exclusively as privacy is affected by technology.
From the United States Supreme CourtBy Donald C. HudsonCriminal Justice, September 2000On October 13, 1995 an anonymous caller reported to the Miami-Dade Police that a young black male standing at a particular bus stop and wearing a plaid shirt was carrying a gun.
From the United States Supreme CourtBy Donald C. HudsonCriminal Justice, June 2000The respondent was convicted of sodomy and weapons possession in New York. The respondent testified in his own defense at trial stating that he had consensual intercourse with the alleged victim.
From the United States Supreme CourtBy Donald C. HudsonCriminal Justice, April 2000The respondent Wardlow fled upon seeing police officers patrolling an area known for heavy narcotics trafficking.
General informationWorkers' Compensation Law, June 2000According to the Spring 2000 issue of Commission News, the Illinois Industrial Commission's publication, arbitrators decided, settled or dismissed nearly 73,000 workers' compensation cases in fiscal year 1999.
Health care fraud is everybody’s businessBy Lee BenezeElder Law, May 2000The Illinois Department on Aging is a participant, along with other state and federal agencies, in a federal initiative called "Operation Restore Trust."
Health insurance continuation coverage—state or federalBy Dawn R. HallstenGeneral Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2000Where applicable, Illinois employer-sponsored group health insurance plans must offer eligible individuals the choice of continuation coverage under the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and the Illinois "mini-Cobra" laws.