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Daniel A. Fish (JD '81) Stays Close to Home

Posted April 19, 2013 by

April 17 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

For 15th Judicial Circuit Judge Daniel A. Fish, having a breadth of experiences during his career as a lawyer now comes in handy while handling cases in Lee County.

"Out here, we're a small rural area, and you don't have areas of specialization very frequently, so you do a number of areas," Fish said. "It's just like being a judge."

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Michael Cronin (JD '97) Named Classified Ventures Chief Legal Officer

Posted April 18, 2013 by

April 18 - SPi World News

Classified Ventures, LLC, a premier online media company in automotive and rental search, today announced that Michael Cronin, a Senior Counsel at the company, has been named Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. As CLO, Cronin is responsible for oversight of all legal matters, including intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, IT licensing, corporate governance and compliance matters, as well as scaling the Legal department to the company's growing needs. As CLO, Cronin also joins the company's Senior Management Team.

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Bruce Johnson (JD '69) Appointed to Chicago Crime Commission Board of Directors

Posted April 18, 2013 by

April 18 - iHub

Mr. Johnson is and has been a commodity trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for over 40 years. He has served as a member of the CME Group Inc. board of directors since 1998. He had previously served as President, Director and part-owner of Packers Trading Company, a former futures commissions merchant/clearing firm at the CME from 1969 to 2003. In addition to Mr. Johnson’s exposure to the futures and capital markets, he has been an active investor for many decades in the agricultural and bio-waste industries.

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A Seismic Change May be on the Horizon for Fourth Amendment Law, Prof. Timothy O'Neill Says

Posted April 16, 2013 by

April 12 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Technology is redefining the we way look at the world. So we should not be surprised that it is also changing the way we look at the Constitution.

A case in point is how police use of GPS devices impacts our understanding of the Fourth Amendment. Two recent decisions—one from the U.S. Supreme Court and another from the Wisconsin Supreme Court—illustrate the changes taking place.

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Online Curriculum Gives Attorneys Flexibility for Estate Planning Degree from John Marshall

Posted April 16, 2013 by

April 15 - Digital Journal

Attorneys from across the United States are working toward an LLM degree in Estate Planning through The John Marshall Law School's online program. The Chicago law school's specially designed curriculum gives attorneys easy access to courses through flexible scheduling.

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Justin D. Petrarca (JD '82) Placed as Vice-Chair of National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys

Posted April 15, 2013 by

April 12 - National School Boards Association

Justin D. Petrarca became Vice-Chair; he is a partner with the Chicago firm of Scariano, Himes and Petrarca, and he received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.

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John Marshall's Fair Housing Legal Clinic Marks 20th Year of Fighting Discrimination in Housing Choices

Posted April 15, 2013 by

April 12 - PR Web

John Marshall remains the only law school in the nation with a clinical program devoted exclusively to training students in fair housing law and enforcement.

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Addresses Argument: Can Congress Punish a Former Sex Offender for Failure to Register?

Posted April 11, 2013 by

April 11 - SCOTUSblog

In June 1999, Anthony Kebodeaux, an airman stationed at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, was convicted by a special court-martial of committing “carnal knowledge” of a “female under the age of 16” in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).  Kebodeaux’s conviction grew out of a “consensual” sexual relationship that he had with a fifteen-year-old girl.  He was sentenced to three months in prison and received a bad-conduct discharge.

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State Sen. Michael Hastings (JD '13) an Aspiring Lawyer

Posted April 11, 2013 by

April 9 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Just a few classes shy of earning his law degree, Hastings spoke with the Daily Law Bulletin about his military service, gun control and what he's learned during his first few months in the legislature.

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ABA President Focuses on Human Trafficking in Fred Herzog Memorial Lecture at The John Marshall Law School

Posted April 10, 2013 by

April 10 - Yahoo! News

More than 100,000 American citizens and an untold number from other countries are modern-day slaves in the United States, according to American Bar Association (ABA) president Laurel Bellows.

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