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After focus on nominee's faith, Senate panel votes for her

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted in favor of the nomination of Notre Dame professor Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. … Click to Continue »

Will Some Lucky Pro Se Litigants Be Represented by Judge Posner?

Recently retired from the Seventh Circuit, Judge Richard Posner has indicated that he is interested in directly helping pro se litigants. The retired judge is rather vocal with his criticism of how the justice system is stacked against pro se litigants and has some ideas for systemic change. His......

Diane Feinstein Defends Trashing Nominee’s Catholic Faith: “Do You Consider Yourself a Catholic? That’s a Concern”

Christianity is a “great religion” — just don’t bring it to work. That was Senator Dianne Feinstein’s latest message for nominees like Amy Barrett, the president’s pick for an empty seat on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. After an embarrassing tirade about Barrett’s faith in her Judiciary hearing, Feinstein has been desperately trying to […]

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SUDDENLY RETIRED JUDGE RICHARD POSNER HAS BEEN DISHING IT TO HIS FORMER COLLEAGUES: In case you missed our "uncensored" interview with him, read it here. But the Seventh Circuit doesn't seem to want to take it anymore. Chief Judge Diane Wood has... Show More Summary

The Seventh Circuit Responds To Judge Richard Posner

Chief Judge Diane Wood disputes Judge Richard Posner's claims about pro se litigants and cameras in the courtroom.

The gutless Mr. Franken (2)

(Scott Johnson) President Trump has nominated Notre Dame Law Professor Amy Barrett to the Seventh Circuit and Professor Barrett once gave a speech to the legal rights organization Alliance Defending Freedom. The ADF has recently been designated an anti-LGBT hate group by the absurdly misnamed hate cult known as the Southern Poverty Law Center. Show More Summary

Barret, Larsen & Dreiband Confirmation Hearings; LGBTQ Groups Oppose Trump Judicial Nominee Schwartz

Post submitted by Corey Garlick, McCleary Law Fellow Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held confirmation hearings for Trump nominees Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Joan Larsen for the U.S. Show More Summary

Top 5 Awesome Opinions From the Bench of Judge Richard Posner

News broke at the end of last week that the fan favorite judge of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Honorable Richard Posner, was retiring. Here at FindLaw, we're big fans of the Pos -- after all, he's perhaps one of the most entertaining judges in U.S. history.......

“Utterly worthless,” “no better than a racket”

7th Circuit judges take carving knife to lawyers’ “footlong” class action settlement with Subway sandwich chain, after objections from Ted Frank [Lowering the Bar, earlier] Speaking of the Seventh Circuit, Judge Richard Posner, among the most influential legal thinkers and jurists of the past half-century, is stepping down. Show More Summary

“Former Walker Aide, Target in John Doe Probe, Loses Seventh Circuit Appeal”

WisBar News:  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that Cynthia Archer, a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker, cannot pursue claims against six Milwaukee prosecutors and investigators who targeted her in a John Doe probe. … Continue reading ?

Court to Rehear 'Making of a Murderer' Case

Call it 'Making of a Murderer -- the Sequel.' That's because Brandy Dassey, a convicted murderer featured in the Netflex documentary, will get another chance at infamy or redemption. The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a decision that he involuntarily confessed to raping and......

Chicago Pro-Life Advocates Ask Court to Overturn Ordinance Limiting Free Speech Outside Abortion Clinics

The challenge to the Chicago law creating a “bubble zone” around abortion clinics moves on to federal appellate court with last week’s Thomas More Society filing in the United State Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court. Lawyers for the plaintiffs in Veronica Price et al. v. The City of Chicago et al., the […]

Knowledge of the law is no excuse, FDCPA edition

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“In a 7-4 en banc decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that the bona fide error defense in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) did not protect a debt collector who complied with then-controlling Seventh Circuit precedent — which was subsequently overruled by that court.” [Stefanie H. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 08.02.17

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

"We have a very crappy judicial system." Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit says the Supreme Court has far too few justices, and is calling for 10 more to be added to the high court's ranks, as he thinks the current arrangement on the bench is "[m]ediocre and highly politicized." Tell 'em how you really feel, Your Honor. Show More Summary

Court: Indiana layoffs of older workers not discrimination

A federal appeals court has ruled against 20 former Lake County employees who claimed their layoffs were driven by age discrimination. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled … Click to Continue »

En Banc Second Circuit to Consider Whether Sexual Orientation Protected by Title VII

Marcia recently had a wonderful blog post here about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit's decision en banc which held that sexual orientation was covered under Title VII. In Hively v. Ivy Tech., the Seventh Circuit specifically...

Adam Cianciarulo's Day at Southwick MX 2017

Adam went 15-9 for 10th overall at round 7 At Southwick Motocross 338, the seventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series, we tracked Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo through his day at Southwick. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Tells Lower Court (For The Second Time) To Stop Coddling An Abusive Ex-Deputy

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Seventh Circuit Appeals Court seems a bit tired of the district court's shit. For the second time, it's remanding a case involving a convicted law enforcement officer because the lower court refuses to give the former officer the punishment he deserves. Show More Summary

Investigation Sought After Pig Shot in Head Four Times at Slaughterhouse

Armed with damning U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) records, PETA sent a letter this morning calling on the Seventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office to investigate Foster’s Meats and, as appropriate,... The post Investigation Sought After Pig Shot in Head Four Times at Slaughterhouse appeared first on PETA.

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