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A Modest Ruling, or Vast Federal Authority? Prof. Steven Schwinn Analyzes SCOTUS Rulings

Posted June 25, 2013 by

June 24 - SCOTUSblog

The Supreme Court ruled today that Congress can require a former member of the Air Force to register as a sex offender, and to punish his failure to register, for a sex crime he committed while he was in the Air Force.  The case, United States v. Kebodeaux, tested congressional authority to require Kebodeaux to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, or SORNA, even after he was discharged from the military and after he completed his military sentence for the crime.  In other words, the case tested whether Congress could require Kebodeaux to register even after the federal government may have severed its relationship with him and released him from federal authority.

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Justice Mary Jane Theis Receives Her Honorary Degree at John Marshall's 195th Commencement

Posted June 25, 2013 by

June 20 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Leonard F. Amari, president of The John Marshall Law School Board of Trustees, prepares to present Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis with an honorary degree at the school's 195th commencement ceremony last month. Associate Dean Kathryn Jennings Kennedy assists with Theis' ceremonial hood. Theis gave the commencement address to the 324 J.D., LL.M. and M.S. graduates.

See photo: Justice Mary Jane Theis Receives Her Honorary Degree at John Marshall's 195th Commencement

John Marshall's New Webcast Series Examines Video Gaming as Serious Medium of Expression

Posted June 25, 2013 by

June 25 - The Daily Herald

An examination of gaming issues takes to the Internet through John Marshall Law School Professor William Ford's webcast discussion on the gaming medium.

In the series "Games Are Not Coffee Mugs," Ford and guests will examine the intersection of games and the law, especially intellectual property (IP) law. The series explores the protections the law guarantees game creators, and the persons and characters that appear in the games.

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Terrance McGann (JD '89) Named to McPier Board by Gov. Quinn

Posted June 25, 2013 by

June 24 - Chicago Tribune

McGann, a managing partner at Whitfield, McGann & Ketterman, will join the board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority at its monthly meeting Tuesday, he acknowledged on Monday.

"I want provide value to the trade show industry and represent the men and women who work in this environment," he said.

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Clinical Professor J. Damian Ortiz (JD ‘97/LLM ’04) Honored by Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

Posted June 24, 2013 by

June 19 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois presented John Marshall Law School clinical professor J. Damian Ortiz with its Community Service Award for his efforts to protect civil rights and fair housing laws.

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Paula H. Holderman (JD '79) to Become 137th President of Illinois State Bar Association

Posted June 21, 2013 by

June 21 - TribLocal La Grange

Paula H. Holderman, chief attorney development officer at Winston & Strawn, LLP, in Chicago, will be installed on Friday, June 21, as the 137th president of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) at the organization's annual meeting at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis.

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Donald Rubin (JD '80) Honored for Work on Behalf of Veterans

Posted June 21, 2013 by

June 20 - Highland Park News

The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association presented its 2013 Distinguished Service Award to Donald Rubin of Highland Park for his outstanding work on behalf of veterans.

The award was presented May 19 at the association’s annual Freedom Award and Distinguished Service Awards Luncheon at the Standard Club of Chicago.

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Iain Johnston Sworn in as Magistrate Judge

Posted June 21, 2013 by

June 17 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Johnston is based in the Stanley J. Roszkowski U.S. Courthouse in Rockford.

He succeeded U.S. Magistrate Judge P. Michael Mahoney, who retired at the end of last year but remains on the bench as a recalled judge. Chief U.S. District Judge James F. Holderman presided over the investiture.

"Iain is knowledgeable, gracious and temperate," said "Gil" Johnston a professor and former dean of The John Marshall Law School.

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Two John Marshall Students Like Mother, Like Son

Posted June 20, 2013 by

June 14 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Ever since Mary Ellen Swee took an American government class at age 14, she wanted to go to law school.

She isn't the only member of her family attending law school, either. Her 23-year-old son, Joe Swee, enrolled at John Marshall a year after her.

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Supreme Court’s Decision is a Gene-Patent Gambit Says Professor Daryl Lim

Posted June 19, 2013 by

June 18 - PR Web

The Supreme Court recently gave its answer of “No” to the question of whether human genes were patent-eligible subject matter. The decision relegates industry reliance on the Patent Office’s grant of more than 3,000 patents over 30 years to a footnote for Congressional action.

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