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Qualified Immunity Restored in Excessive Force Appeal

A pair of Indianapolis cops are seeing their qualified immunity restored after judges in the Chicago-based US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled they had no guidelines to follow in dealing with a suspect who died on their watch. Terrell Day claimed to be short of breath after running away from mall security… Read More »

Suit Against VA Cops Proceeds in Federal Court

A man suing the Veterans Administration for malicious prosecution will be allowed to press his case, according to a ruling in federal court that denied the government’s motion for a summary judgement that would have dismissed the case. Victor Rayas sued the agency after a 2017 bench trial acquitted him on a directed finding that… Read More »

Chicago Alderman Immune From Parking Space Prosecution

A handicapped man’s suit against the City of Chicago fell in federal court after a judge there ruled that his alderman is protected by legislative immunity from charges that he blocked a request for a designated parking space out of malice. Boris Gudowich filed a civil right suit against the City of Chicago after his… Read More »

Split Appeals Panel Flushes Toilet Paper Payout

A restaurant worker who claimed an industrial-strength roll of toilet tissue necessitated her surgery when it fell won’t be enjoying the roll of long green awarded her by a jury. This after a divided appeals panel ruled that operators of the East St. Louis truck stop where she was injured could not have foreseen the… Read More »

Detail Keys Reversal in Eighth Amendment Appeal

An inmate who suffered needlessly with a medical condition will see his civil rights suit proceed against a doctor working for the private contractor that provides healthcare for the Illinois Department of Corrections. This after appellate judges in the US 7th Circuit said a summary judgement granted in district court contains ample evidence that Dr…. Read More »

AGs Aim at Feds in 3D Gun Fight

A coalition of top prosecutors from around the country are pushing back on President Donald Trump’s push to allow plans for guns that can be made with 3D printers to be published online. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is among the group of AGs from 20 states and the District of Columbia that filed a… Read More »

Free Speech Upheld by Federal Court Injunction

A US District Court judge’s ruling on protected speech means that state and local cops for now must stop giving beggars the bum’s rush from Illinois curbsides. Robert Gettleman sided with two men who say that that cops in Downers Grove unfairly target them when they are exercising their Constitutional rights. He issued an order… Read More »

Access and Arguments Get E-Boost from State’s Highest Court

The Illinois Supreme Court is embracing the electronic age more fully with initiatives aimed streamlining procedure and the provision of records. Among them, allowing attorneys to use electronic devices when presenting evidence in oral arguments before the court and new rules around remote access on the re:SearchIL electronic records repository. Both changes go into effect… Read More »

Are IDs for Gun Owners Unconstitutional?

An appeals panel in Springfield won’t say, but judges agree that Second Amendment advocates make a compelling argument. That’s because few states are as restrictive as Illinois when it comes to gun ownership. Further, the 4th District Appellate Court said the state hasn’t yet proved that Firearms Ownership Identity Cards are beneficial to the wellbeing… Read More »

Motion Faults State for Prison Mental Health Standards

Advocates are aiming to hold the state of Illinois in contempt for failure to comply with federal court order to shore up facilities and improve standards of treatment for prison inmates with mental illness. They filed a motion US District Court asking Judge Micheal Mihm to compel the state’s private-sector contractor for prison system healthcare… Read More »