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Prof. Timothy O'Neill Discusses Supreme Court's Change to Fifth Amendment Rights

Posted July 19, 2013 by

July 17 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The opinion of the Court contended that the general rule has always been that the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is neither self-executing nor claimed simply by standing rule.

Rather, a person must explicitly assert the right at the time he is exercising it. There are two exceptions to this rule: First, Griffin v. California, 380 U.S. 609 (1965), held that a criminal defendant's decision not to testify at trial is tantamount to an express assertion of the right and, therefore, the prosecutor is barred from asking the jury to use this against the defendant.

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Prof. Gil Johnston Comments on Class-Action Lawsuit on Hawaiian Homestead Lots

Posted July 18, 2013 by

July 14 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

"I see no light at the end of the tunnel for this case," said Gil Johnston, a John Marshall Law School professor who is familiar with Hawaiian home land issues, practiced here in the 1970s and read Hifo's ruling at the Star-Advertiser's request.

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With Law Degree, Credibility Follows for Tiffany Elking (JD '10)

Posted July 18, 2013 by

July 16 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

What she lacks in age, the 27-year-old St. Louis native might make up for in savvy. She's spent the formative years of her career bumping elbows and polishing her political skills with some of the best-known figures in the Illinois political galaxy.

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Prof. William McGrath Explores Court's Rejection of Oprah's Trademark Fair Use Defense

Posted July 18, 2013 by

July 15 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Owning things is an important concept for Oprah Winfrey. She once testified that she created a culture of ownership at her company, Harpo Productions. "My intent always is to own myself and every part of myself I can, including photographs, a building, everything in the building. I have, you know, created a culture … at Harpo of ownership." She owns O, the magazine. She owns OWN, that Oprah Winfrey Network. She owns a lot of things. One thing she does not own is the trademark "Own Your Power."

The testimony above about Oprah's culture of ownership was given almost 15 years ago in a deposition in the case of Natkin v. Winfrey, 111 F. Supp. 2d 1003 (N.D. Ill. 200)/ It was a suit by two Chicago freelance photographers, Paul Natkin and Stephen Green, who claimed that Winfrey published some of their copyrighted photographs in one of her books without their permission. They had created the photos over a period of years during tapings of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

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Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic Creates Therapeutic Environment for Veterans

Posted July 17, 2013 by

July 16 - MentalHelp.net

Recently renovated, its design is tailored specifically toward taming the anxieties of veterans with PTSD. The school recognized that the clinic was failing to meet the needs of veterans because its previous design was too claustrophobic, sterile, and stress-provoking by its use of colors and lighting.

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Comments on Tesla Motors Innovation Roadblock

Posted July 17, 2013 by

July 16 - The Contrary Domino

Steve Schwinn, a professor of constitutional law at the John Marshall Law School, said making such a case could prove difficult. He referenced a 2001 Circuit Court decision involving Ford Motor Company versus the state of Texas. The court rejected Ford’s claim that Texas state law violated the Commerce Clause when it prevented Ford from selling used cars through its own website.

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Katherine A. O'Dell (JD '00) Launches 10th Subcircuit Judicial Bid

Posted July 17, 2013 by

July 16 - For What It's Worth

Attorney Katherine A. O'Dell has announced her plans to seek election to the Cook County Circuit Court from the 10th Judicial Subcircuit. That's a link to her campaign website in the preceding sentence; her site will be added to list of judicial candidate websites when I put that up in the Sidebar.

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Alexandros Stamatoglou (JD '12) Joins Ungaretti & Harris

Posted July 17, 2013 by

July 16 - Kinney Recruiting

Alexandros Stamatoglou, 32, has joined the firm as an associate in the Litigation Department. He earned his J.D. summa cum laude and was valedictorian of the 2012 class at John Marshall School of Law and received his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 2003. Previously, he clerked for Judge Charles P. Kocoras and District Judge Philip Reinhard of the Northern District.

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Barbara Nilsen (JD '05) Named as Partner at Freedman Anselmo Lindberg

Posted July 17, 2013 by

July 16 - DSNews.com

Nilsen has been practicing for eight years and first joined FAL in 2006 as associate counsel. She was later promoted to managing attorney of the collection practice. She specializes in civil litigation, real estate, and foreclosure. She is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School.

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Prof. William McGrath Honored by Chicago Headline Club with the Lisagor Award

Posted July 16, 2013 by

July 2013 - Chicago Lawyer

Bill McGrath, associate director of The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property and an adjunct professor, stands with his wife, Mary, after winning a Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club for a column he wrote for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. McGrath's winning column clarified misconceptions detailing Newt Gingrich's battle to use the song "Eye of the Tiger" for his 2012 presidential campaign.

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Read the award-winning column: "Gingrich Faces Eye of the Copyright Tiger"