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City has a 'snowball's chance' of winning pension appeal: Professor Lousin

Posted July 27, 2015 by

Chicago Tribune - July 24, 2015

Professor Ann Lousin says there is little chance that the City of Chicago will successfully appeal a Cook County judge's ruling that municipal worker pensions cannot be reduced in exchange for a city guarantee to fix their retirement systems.

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Professor Jones: Comedian Rock sends right message to Detention Center youth

Posted July 24, 2015 by

TheGrio - July 20, 2015

Professor Samuel V. Jones recounts a visit by comedian Chris Rock to the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Rock spoke to the Center's youth about taking responsibility for their actions and pride in their families. Jones is a member of a group selecting the next leader of the Cook County center, one of the largest juvenile detention facilities in the world.

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Blagojevich appeals may not clarify crime vs. politics: Prof Ann Lousin

Posted July 23, 2015 by

Chicago Sun-Times - July 22, 2015

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals "made a very good attempt" to distinguish between political horse-trading and criminals acts when it overturned some of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's convictions, according to Professor Ann Lousin. But drawing a clear line may not happen, she said.

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From Sicily to Illinois, alum sworn in as president of ISBA

Posted July 22, 2015 by

Illinois Bar Journal - July 2015

John Marshall alum Umberto Davi (JD '82) was sworn into office as president of the Illinois State Bar Association on June 19.

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'Circular reasoning' used in SCOTUS method-of-execution case: Professor Schwinn

Posted July 22, 2015 by

Huffington Post - July 21, 2015 

Professor Steven Schwinn weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in an Oklahoma lethal injection case and what it means for future method-of-execution claims.

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China IP Program offers legal, cultural lessons a world away

Posted July 21, 2015 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - July 17, 2015

In its seventh year, John Marshall's China IP Summer Program extended its trial program to Shanghai. Students like Mitchell Capp discuss not only the legal but also the cultural lessons they gleaned during their summer course trip to Beijing.

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'The Lousin Grand Plan': Professor introduces her ideas for financing education in Illinois

Posted July 21, 2015 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - July 16, 2015

Professor Ann Lousin suggests what she thinks would be the best solution for financing public elementary and secondary education in Illinois.

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Paid externships jeopardize student learning: Professor Chanbonpin

Posted July 17, 2015 by

ABA Journal - July 16, 2015

Lawyering Skills Director Professor Kim Chanbonpin spoke to the American Bar Association on behalf of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT). Chanbonpin told the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar that paid externships could detract from the educational value and jeopardize access to justice.

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Professor Seng: Federal government is serious about ending housing discrimination

Posted July 16, 2015 by

Crain's Chicago - July 16, 2015

Professor Michael Seng -- co-executive director of the Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic -- touts a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and Department of Housing and Urban Development rule as proof that the government is serious about ending housing discrimination.

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Professor Schwinn: Tenth Circuit rejects challenges to ACA contraception mandate

Posted July 15, 2015 by

Constitutional Law Prof Blog - July 14, 2015

Professor Steven Schwinn summarizes a Tenth Circuit case where the court rejected statutory and First Amendment challenges to the contraception mandate under the Affordable Care Act.

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