July 12 - Progress Illinois
Ann Lousin, a professor at John Marshall Law School who worked on drafting the Illinois constitution, argues that the state should emerge victorious in these cases.
“The conventional wisdom, which I agree with, is that health care payments are separate from pension payments,” Lousin says. “They have an uphill battle in those cases.”
July 12 - The Beacon-News
Attorney Ronald Hem is the new chairman of the Aurora University Board of Trustees.
An AU trustee since 1985 and previous vice chairman, Hem replaced 1964 Aurora College graduate and former AU professor Cal Myers, who presided over the board during a period of significant campus and enrollment growth.
July 6 - Jurist
Stuart Ford says that although the International Criminal Court has encountered numerous obstacles during the first ten years of its existence, its reputation will ultimately be decided over a long period of time.
July 10 - Illinois Senate Democrats
Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein’s (D–Chicago) legislation making it illegal for family members of a known fugitive to aid that individual in escaping or hiding was signed into law by the governor today.
July 11 - Chicago Tribune
Robert J. Kennedy, age 91; U.S. Navy Veteran W.W. II. Practicing attorney for over 50 years. Associated with Dowd, Kennedy & Dowd. He received J.D. and L.L.M. degrees from John Marshall Law School.
Our thoughts are with his family.
July 5 - Journal Sentinel Online
Faculty members at The John Marshall Law School have been honored for their opinion pieces.
July 11 - Property Prof Blog
This Article offers an examination of the federal role in land use planning and regulation set in the context of varying theories of federalism by presenting a historical and modern overview of the increasing federal influence in local land use planning and regulation, specifically highlighting how federal statutes and programs impact local municipal decision making in the area of land use planning.
July 6 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
The $97,000 award funds a program that trains students, attorneys and lenders on the legal rights of homeowners.
July 6 - International Law Reporter
There has been relatively little empirical work done to understand or measure the complexity of international criminal trials. This Article seeks to remedy that lacuna. … The principal conclusion is that the length and cost of the ICTY are driven by the seriousness of the charges and the immense complexity of the trials, rather than by any inherent inefficiency in the international model of adjudication.
July 9 - The Doings-Western Springs
The 51-year-old father of four, attorney and volunteer for numerous causes considers humor an essential mind set for approaching and appreciating life.
“I can’t tell you the power of laughter. It’s remarkable,” he said. “One thing I’ve learned, the ability to make people laugh is very beneficial.”