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Federal Court Lifts Injunction In Scott Walker Case

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination betw...

Let's Find Common Ground on Guns

Sheila Simon | Posted 06.16.2013 | Chicago
Sheila Simon

We must respect our constitutional rights to firearms in the same way we respect our constitutional right to freedom of speech. We guard our freedoms in this country, and often that means balancing competing freedoms.

Judges Increasingly Keep Jurors' Names Secret: Blago Judge Challenged

Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Janan Hanna

There is a presumption of openness in court proceedings, including publicizing the names of jurors. But the presumption can be overcome if a judge makes a showing that the "jurors' safety would be jeopardized."

Religious Discrimination 'Mezuzah Case' Gets New Life

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A federal appellate court today revived a Jewish family's lawsuit against a Chicago condominium association that repeatedly removed a mezuzah from the...