Sharply Divided Illinois Supreme Court Keeps Redistricting Reform Off November Ballot

By | The Appellate Strategist | August 26, 2016
Sharply Divided Illinois Supreme Court Keeps Redistricting Reform Off November Ballot

Last night, in a case that produced four opinions from the seven-member Court, a sharply divided Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s judgment in Hooker v. Illinois State Board of Elections holding that a ballot initiative which would have fundamentally rewritten the legislative redistricting procedures in Illinois was not constitutionally eligible for the ballot.

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The EEOC’s Defeat in Detroit: Pants, Skirts, Gender Identity, and Religion

By | Employment & Labor Insider | August 26, 2016
The EEOC’s Defeat in Detroit: Pants, Skirts, Gender Identity, and Religion

Last week, I reported that summary judgment was granted against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its transgender discrimination lawsuit against R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, linked to the decision (but here it is again), and then said I’d be back in touch after I’d had a chance to really read it.

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SCOTUS to Consider City of Miami’s Predatory Lending Lawsuit Against Banks

By | Florida Banking Law Blog | August 25, 2016

In a case that will have a direct impact on creditors, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal involving the City of Miami’s claims in three related cases that it suffered damages through alleged discriminatory lending practices of residential mortgage lenders including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Citigroup.

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