A call for downstate bail reform
Human Rights Section Chair Evan Bruno argues that "If Cook County can survive with a $100 cap on all 'bail bond costs,' surely other Illinois counties can as well."
Comments from the Chair
“Will my husband be deported immediately, or will we have time?” “If they come for me, will I be allowed to bring a suitcase?” These are just some of the questions that Human Rights Section Chair Shannon Shepherd has fielded since the initial executive orders on immigration were released.
Fourteenth Amendment: The world’s first human rights law
The 150th anniversary of the adoption of the 14th Amendment gives us, as members of the bar, an opportunity to educate the people of Illinois on the amendment’s history and its everyday application in the laws and courts of this country.
Justice delayed is justice denied
Until very recently the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, like all Federal Courts of Appeal, had held that “sex” under Title VII did not include sexual orientation or sexual preference.
Message from the Chair
Shannon Shepherd shares her thoughts in her final column as Chair of the Human Rights Section.
Note from the Editor
An update in the case of transgender high school student Gavin Grimm.
The ongoing saga of sexual harassment
With the Illinois legislature beginning to undergo sexual harassment training and apparently adopting legislation that would require all elected officials to be so educated, will this apply to the third branch of government?
Punishing Poverty: Part I
In the first of this two-part look at Illinois' bail bond system, author Michelle Jenkins argues that the current system ultimately burdens those it intends to protect.
Punishing poverty: Part II
The second of this two-part look at Illinois' bail bond system, in which author Michelle Jenkins argues that the current system ultimately burdens those it intends to protect.
Remarks from the Editor
Editor Kathryn Eisenhart discusses current events related to sexual orientation and Title VII.
The winner of the Gertz Award
This year's winner of the ISBA Human Rights Section Gertz Award is the John Marshall Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC).