April 14, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Benson of the University of Illinois College of Law discusses how the best argument for same-sex marriage is that same-sex partners should be treated equally under the law ... As you likely have heard, the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down part of the ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Benson of the University of Illinois College of Law discusses State Attorney General Lisa Madigan's interpretation of the statute recently passed by the Illinois Legislature allowing same-sex marriage ... Last summer the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down ...[read more]
April 2, 2014
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Gretchen Helfrich of Mayer Brown LLP and John Knight of the American Civil Liberties Union discuss the challenge to Wisconsin's same-sex marriage law...For same-sex couples in Wisconsin—many of whom have been in loving, committed relationships for decades—it's been f... ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday declared one of the nation's harshest eavesdropping laws unconstitutional, stating the law was severely broad and violated basic free speech rights. The court ruled Thursday in People v. Clark and People v. Melongo, which both dealt with audio recording, ...[read more]
March 6, 2014
by William Helbling
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is encouraging county clerks statewide to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Madigan's actions are a result of a ruling by the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that same-sex couples in Cook County may be issued ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Friday ruled that same-sex couples in Cook County may be issued marriage licenses immediately rather than having to wait for the effective date of Illinois' same-sex marriage law in June. After US District Judge Sharon ...[read more]
February 23, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist John Frazer says that while the IAFR v. City of Chicago decision is illuminating, critical Second Amendment questions remain unanswered...Can politicians in a major city decide that a constitutional right may be exercised but not in their back yards? That is the issue that ...[read more]
February 1, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Morse Tan of Northern Illinois College of Law argues that the atrocities in Syria present a complex problem in international law that must be navigated so the people of the embattled nation may be protected ... Over 100,000 people have lost their lives in atrocities ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Noeli Serna, Chicago-Kent College of Law Class of 2016, discusses the city of Chicago's new driver's license policy and the extent to which states can implement their own immigration laws in accordance with federal immigration laws...The influence and power of local and ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Monday struck down part of Chicago's gun ordinance banning the licensed sale of firearms in the city, ruling that it was unconstitutional. In response to a 2010 lawsuit challenging the ordinance, the decision allows ...[read more]

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