2011 veto session legislationBy William A. PriceJanuary 2012The Illinois General Assembly passed a companion bill and primary bill HB3851, which, with House Amendment No. 1, allowed the City of Chicago to use cameras to produce issuance of tickets for speeding. The Administrative Law Section Council commented adversely on same, suggesting full funding for Secretary of State hearings functions, and making some due process suggestions for fairer administrative case resolution under the new law. These comments were sent to ISBA staff and the Committee on Legislation for further discussion and action as appropriate. ■
Chair’s columnBy Patti Gregory-ChangApril 2012A review of Lucie B. v. Department of Human Services, which expressly holds that specific findings must be made that are sufficient to allow meaningful review.
Chair’s columnBy Patti Gregory-ChangMarch 2012A review of the recent case of Sustatia v. Shannon.
Chair’s columnBy Patti Gregory-ChangJanuary 2012An introduction to the issue from Section Chair Patti Gregory-Chang.
Chairs’ columnsBy Patti Gregory-Chang & Sheila HarrellJune 2012Messages from both the outgoing and incoming Section Chairs.
The Constitution’s 225th anniversary: An opportunity lostBy Hon. Michael B. HymanOctober 2012The 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution should be a time to raise public awareness of constitutional rights, promote participatory democracy, and foster better appreciation of the document's key elements.
Court disposes of nullity rule in Downtown Disposal Services, Inc.By J.A. SebastianDecember 2012The 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.
Editor’s announcementBy J.A. SebastianMarch 2012A 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.
Editor’s commentsBy J.A. SebastianMarch 2012An introduction to the issue from Editor J.A. Sebastian.
Fastcase for Apple devicesBy Patti Gregory-ChangOctober 2012Have you ever wanted to look up a case in court or check a statute just before a meeting? Now it is easy to do.
The honorable Patricia JackowiakBy Sheila HarrellJune 2012Learn more about Patricia Jackowiak, who currently serves as Director/Chief Administrative Law Judge of City of Chicago’s Department of Administrative Hearings.