Briefly Noted: Australian Administrative LawBy William A. PriceAugust 2008It is likely that an Australian court, faced with an arbitrary or capricious (or purely political, without legal basis) administrative agency decision, and presented with appropriate precedents by competent counsel, would reach a result not-too-dissimilar to one that could be expected in Illinois.
A conversation with Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgBy Hon. Ann Breen-GrecoOctober 2008The National Association of Women Judges’ Midwestern Regional Leadership Conference brought Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Chicago for two memorable events on August 27 and 28.
Editor’s noteBy Paul E. FreehlingMay 2008A message from Editor Paul Freehling.
Fines in Building Code cases—MandatoryBy Patti Gregory-ChangMay 2008This article explores two lines of cases dealing with the imposition of fines in municipal code enforcement cases. It argues that the more compelling line requires courts and administrative bodies to rule within the mandates of ordinances which specify minimum and maximum fine ranges.
ICE raids and regulationsBy Eileen Momblanco & Morgan RussellDecember 2008In April 2006, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) announced a more aggressive immigration enforcement campaign to hold employers more strictly accountable for employing undocumented workers.
InsideJuly 2008An introduction to the issue from the newsletter's editor.
InsideJune 2008An introduction to the issue from the newsletter's editor.
InsideApril 2008An introduction to the issue from the newsletter's editor.
InsideMarch 2008The Editor's introduction to the issue.
InsideJanuary 2008An introduction to the issue from Editor Paul Freehling.
Interpreting the rulesBy William A. PriceDecember 2008Client questions often call for careful parsing of language.
The Local Records Act and Destruction of Public RecordsBy Maryann BullionApril 2008Have you ever deleted an e-mail or a computer file and thought nothing of it? Well, if one of your local government clients deletes an e-mail or throws away a file that contains information that should be considered a public record, they could be charged with a Class 4 felony.
Nuts and Bolts seminar—A big successBy Jewel N. KleinDecember 2008Giving up a bright warm and sunny Saturday in October, almost 50 lawyers attended our Section Council’s seminar in Springfield entitled “Nuts & Bolts: Representing Your Client in Drivers Licensing Issues at SOS – 2008.”
Proposed Illinois Supreme Court Rules regarding municipal ordinance violationsBy Jewel N. KleinMarch 2008The Administrative Law Section Council has received the text of a proposed series of Supreme Court Rules applicable to municipal ordinance violation prosecutions not punishable by a jail term and other than traffic offenses when such ordinance violations are prosecuted through the judicial system.
Statutory Changes, 94th and 95th General AssembliesBy William A. PriceAugust 2008This review notes revisions to the Administrative Procedure Act, Administrative Review Law, Freedom of Information Act, and Open Meetings Act in the 94th and 95th General Assemblies, based on keyword searches using the words of each of the above act’s titles in the Illinois General Assembly public acts database.