April 1 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Illinois Appellate Justice Jesse G. Reyes was honored with the Women's Bar Association of Illinois' Mary Heftel Hooton Award during the WBAI's 99th annual Judicial Reception at Hotel Allegro last month.
March 29 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
One of the most popular phrases in copyright law today is "fair use."
In lockstep with ever-advancing technology, fair use has become the most resonant legal defense in global IP, especially when it comes to copyright infringement.
People who download music, films or other copyrighted works without permission always claim what they are doing is a "fair use." Authors, artists and musicians who incorporate another's work into their own claim they are involved in fair use. It is probably the most often relied upon, yet least predictable, doctrine in copyright law.
March 29 - Aurora Business and Professional News
"Social-media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become an integral part of our lives and workplaces," Eavenson said. "We can now meet, talk, market and hire witout ever leaving our desks. But with employees' 24/7 access to the social web, government agencies are weighing in on employer limitations of workplace. The ground is shifting constantly."
March 31 - Commercial-News
"I’ve served on the board for nearly eight years. I’m very proud of District 118 and the opportunities it provides to the students, their parents and the community. Over the last few years, the school district has adjusted for changes in our community and the expectation of our educational system. I would like to continue to be part of that organization as we further attempt to adjust to the current economic challenges."
March 29 - Chicago Tribune
"It's almost certain that one state would have to give full faith and credit to a state court judgment of another state that respects a same-sex marriage in the second state," Schwinn said. "On the other hand, it's not necessarily true that one state would have to give full faith and credit to a state law of another state that respects a same-sex marriage in the second state."
March 29 - CityBizList
Greg F. Belatti joins the Firm as a member of the Corporate & Business and Resort, Hotel & Hospitality practice groups. He is a 2013 graduate of John Marshall Law School in Chicago and earned his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to attending law school, Belatti was stationed in San Diego, CA where he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
March 29 - Progress Illinois
The event, held at the John Marshall Law School, featured UCLA Law Professor Richard Sander, whose 2005 article in the Stanford Law Review is credited for bringing attention to the theory of “mismatch”, which says affirmative action can actually hurt those it was intended to help by allowing them to attend schools for which they are not academically prepared, consequentially causing them to struggle in such institutions.
Read more, watch video: John Marshall Hosts Debate on Affirmative Action
March 29 - Daily Press
Kelly Navarro, who spent 16 years as a Cook County prosecutor, said returning an indictment with dozens of counts is a move that most veteran criminal defense attorneys understand and expect.
"You want to throw in everything you can conceivably think of," said Navarro, who now is associate director of the Center for Advocacy at the John Marshall Law School. "Sometimes a count will look not so strong but at trial it becomes stronger. So you don't want to rule things out."
March 27 - WTTW
There are two interesting issues in this case. One is on the merits. The question there is, is the federal definition of marriage under the DOMA? It defines marriage as only between one man and one woman, and thereby excludes same-sex marriage. Is that constitutional? The other issue in the case is a jurisdictional issue. Does the court have jurisdiction, given the very unique posture of the case?
March 27 - The Times Weekly
Social media is one of the newest forms of communication, but it also can have drawbacks. To help those in the legal profession best to deal with the ethical dilemmas raised by social media, The Review of Intellectual Property Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago presents a day-long symposium “Rights, Ownership and Identity in Social Media” on April 5, 2013.