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Timothy Eavenson (JD '08) to Host a Discussion about Social Media in the Workplace

Posted April 2, 2013 by

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."

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Daniel Brown (JD '84) a Candidate for District 118 Board

Posted April 2, 2013 by

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."

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Professor Steven Schwinn Discusses States' Rights in the Question of Gay Marriage

Posted April 2, 2013 by

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."

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Greg F. Belatti (JD '13) Joins Taylor English Duma as Corporate and Hospitality Law Attorney

Posted April 2, 2013 by

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.

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John Marshall Hosts Debate on Affirmative Action

Posted April 2, 2013 by

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.

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Kelly Navarro (JD '96) Comments on Pendleton Case

Posted March 29, 2013 by

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."

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Speaks about Marriage Equality on Chicago Tonight

Posted March 28, 2013 by

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?

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Review of Intellectual Property Law Welcomes Legal Professionals to Social Media Symposium

Posted March 28, 2013 by

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.

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Courts Take Different Stance on Gay Parenting Rights, Says Niedwiecki

Posted March 28, 2013 by

March 27 - Yahoo! News

The national narrative on the impact that gay parents have on their children is different from the fact-based evidence courts use, as demonstrated in the Tuesday, March 26, arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. How to blend the topical discussions most people have with the fact-laden decisions courts make is being examined by Professor Anthony Niedwiecki of Chicago’s John Marshall Law School.

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James O'Shea (JD '12) Joins Swanson, Martin & Bell as an Associate

Posted March 28, 2013 by

March 27 - The National Law Journal

James O'Shea II joins the firm as an associate. O'Shea focuses his practice on asbestos litigation. Previously, O'Shea was an associate at the Law Offices of William P. Murphy. O'Shea received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2012.

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