Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Thu. September 16, 2021

-
PEORIA — Five men have been indicted by a federal grand jury after running afoul of migratory bird hunting laws. Rick A. Hamm, 57, ... The men are scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Hawley on May 3 at the U.S. District Courthouse in Peoria. A trial date hasn't been set. The two ...
U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon, 64, was nominated by then-President Bill Clinton and confirmed in November 1998. ... And Chief Judge Diane Wood, of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, called Herndon a “stalwart for the federal judiciary” from the beginning and said he “has cheerfully volunteered ...

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to advance both nominations. U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth released a joint statement praising both candidates. “Judge St. Eve and Mr. Scudder have the experience, integrity and judgment that we look for in federal ...
A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that President Donald Trump's administration cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that don't cooperate ... The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago agreed with the decision last year of a lower court judge who imposed a ...
Aaron Schock told a federal appeals court in Chicago on Wednesday that federal prosecutors are aiming to become the first — with the court's help — to ... Defense lawyer Benjamin Hatch said the U.S. attorney office in central Illinois “would have this court be the first in the nation to hold that a member of ...
A federal judge has found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for disobeying a court order in a case testing that state's controversial proof-of citizenship voting law. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson says Kobach violated her preliminary injunction to allow some potentially ineligible ...

He was nominated by President Clinton in October 1998 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Since then, Herndon has presided over more than 35,000 cases in civil and criminal court. “District Judge David Herndon has been a stalwart for the federal judiciary since the day he arrived,” said Judge Diane ...
Aaron Schock told a federal appeals court in Chicago Wednesday that federal prosecutors are aiming to become the first — with the court's help — to ... Defense lawyer Benjamin Hatch said the U.S. attorney office in central Illinois "would have this court be the first in the nation to hold that a member of ...
A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge under the Voting Rights Act to Chicago's mayorally appointed school board, holding that nothing in the ... of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, in Chicago, unanimously ruled against the challenge by a group of voters who allege that the Illinois law ...
That ruling contrasts with a federal appellate court ruling in the Seventh Circuit in Illinois in 2005, which found that it is not a violation of the Equal Pay Act to consider an employee's wage history so long as sex is not a factor in determining salaries. In that case, Jenny Wernsing sued the Illinois Department of ...
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Andrew Coe alleges he was injured after falling twice in 2014 at Stateville Correctional Center after his high-top ... A federal lawsuit filed by Coe against several Bloomington police officers involved in the drug arrest was dismissed.
Challenges to mutual life insurers' discretion in setting dividend scales date back over 100 years. Earlier this year, in Anderson v. Country Life Insurance Company and Ochoa v. State Farm Life Insurance Company, a federal court in Illinois dismissed twin putative class action lawsuits filed against a pair of ...
Indicted Portage Mayor James Snyder has asked a federal judge to dismiss his corruption case, according to court documents. ... Kirsch has recused himself from Snyder's case, according to court documents, and U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois would oversee and manage local prosecutors ...
Scott County District Court Judge Christian Wilton, who worked closely alongside MacDonald as federal prosecutors in Minnesota, said MacDonald's recent ... I think she brings toughness, I think she brings compassion, and she brings a whole wealth of experience that one needs to be a great United States ...
Rosenthal, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, ruled in a lawsuit brought by Nicole Wittmer, an engineer who claimed that energy company Phillips 66 had rejected her for a job because she's transgender, The Dallas Morning News reports. Rosenthal found that Wittmer hadn't proved ...
RACINE — Racine-based intellectual property law firm Jansson Munger McKinley & Kirby Ltd. is before the U.S. Supreme Court in an antitrust lawsuit on behalf ... and some federal courts have catching up to do,” said attorney Eric Jansson of the Jansson firm, which has offices in both Wisconsin and Illinois.
Seyfarth Synopsis: In light of the uncertainties surrounding lawsuits alleging violations of the Illinois Information Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA), the Northern District of California has taken a firm position on a plaintiff's Article III standing. U.S. District Judge James Donato delivered opinions in In re Facebook ...

But a recent federal court decision could limit the tools available to them — underscoring the challenge states face as, in the absence of federal action, they attempt on their own to take on the powerful drug industry. The 2-to-1 ruling Friday by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated a Maryland ...
The Facebook lawsuit, which has since been moved to federal court in San Francisco, was one of a string of suits filed in recent years alleging violations of the Illinois Biometrics Information Privacy Act. U.S. District Judge James Donato on Monday granted the suit class-action status. Facebook has argued ...
"Once I did use cannabis, immediately I felt the relief," said Belen, who is now working with other medical marijuana users to mount a long-shot court challenge to federal laws criminalizing the drug. The 35-year-old, married father of two is one of five plaintiffs in a lawsuit claiming that the government's ...
A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday ruled against an insurance company's summary judgment in a suit filed by a former employee fired after an 11-month, unresolved workers comp claim. Timothy Buhe ... Amica Mutual Insurance Co., filed in U.S. District Court in Illinois's Eastern Division. Mr. Buhe ...
Liss-Riordan, for example, has also another lawsuit against Grubhub that's pending in Illinois federal court. More than 7,000 Grubhub drivers from around the US have already opted in to Souran v. Grubhub, which has been conditionally certified as a federal Fair Labor Standards Act class-action lawsuit.
Federal District Courts Tackle Application of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. ... Other courts, such as the Southern District of New York and Northern District of Illinois, have expressly rejected the argument that personal jurisdiction in class actions should be ... FCA US LLC, 2017 WL 4023348 (N.D.N.Y. Sept.
St. Eve is a federal district court judge in the Northern District of Illinois and former Whitewater prosecutor. She, too, has taught at Northwestern. Bennett is the former Hawaii Attorney General and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who has taught at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Although news stories ...
BENTON, IL – A Williamson County, Illinois, man was sentenced to five years in prison on federal charges in an illegal gun dealing case Tuesday. Prosecutors say Austin Sims was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Benton, Illinois, Tuesday after pleading guilty at an earlier date. The three charges he ...
U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve of the Northern District of Illinois to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. • Minnesota State District Court Judge Nancy Brasel to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. • Thomas Kleeh, a labor litigator with Steptoe & Johnson in West Virginia, to the U.S. District ...
A federal judge in New York has ruled that the Trump administration cannot end the Obama-era program designed to protect from deportation young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn is the second court ruling ...
After Hale filed the 2012 lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Bloomington, Ill.-based State Farm asked the court to dismiss the case. The insurance carrier argued, among other things, that Hale's lawsuit is an attempt “to seek redress for the Illinois Supreme Court's reversal of ...
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has ordered the Everett case joined with more than five dozen of other similar civil actions pending in federal courts around the country, including Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama, Illinois, California and Ohio. It has assigned them all to Judge Dan A. Polster ...
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has ordered the Everett case joined with more than five dozen similar civil actions pending in federal courts around the country, including Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama, Illinois, California and Ohio. It has assigned them all to Judge Dan Polster of the U.S. ...
Statistics show Chicago's immigration court now has the second-longest average time to dispose of a case in the U.S. due to a spike in pending cases and the complexity of ... The latest figure has pushed Illinois to second among all states in lag times, only behind Colorado, the Chicago Tribune reported .
Among those who could go on trial in 2018 is former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock. The 36-year-old Peoria Republican's trial on corruption charges was supposed to start Jan. 22. But a federal judge delayed it while defense lawyers ask a federal appellate court to dismiss the more than 20-count indictment.
Illinois has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Kmart Corporation, owned by Sears Holdings Management ... The settlement arises out of a qui tam lawsuit currently filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, captioned United States et ...
A federal judge in Chicago won't force a suburban school district to suspend a policy enabling transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their ... The higher court that would hear the appeal, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, has issued several rulings recently favorable for ...
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Chicago field office at 536 S. Clark St. Court officials have said that at the end of fiscal 2017, Chicago ... of statistics on the immigration court here is the fact it now has the second-longest average time to dispose of a case in the United States: more than 1,000 days.
Writing for a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court, conservative Justice Antonin Scalia held that same-sex harassment counts as discrimination, too. In line with that authority, the 10th Circuit (which hears federal appeals from New Mexico and neighboring states) has held that a gay employee can recover for ...
This persecution of pro-life pregnancy centers comes after state and federal courts in California, Illinois, Maryland, and elsewhere have found laws like the FACT Act to be unconstitutional free speech infringements. Mandating that pro-life centers speak a message with which they fundamentally disagree ...
14, 2015 file photo shows the the Senate chamber at the State Capitol, in Springfield Ill. t was a big year in the Illinois statehouse with lawmakers ending an historic budget impasse and approving an income tax hike, overhauling how public schools get funding and allowing automatic voter registration. Now ...
While his name might not ring a loud bell, it is becoming more familiar in households across Illinois' mid-section and beyond, thanks to two high-profile cases over which the U.S. district court judge is currently presiding. Serving as the "active" judge at the federal courthouse in Urbana, the 52-year-old Bruce ...
The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has ordered the Everett case joined with more than five dozen of other similar civil actions pending in federal courts around the country, including Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama, Illinois, California and Ohio. It has assigned them all to Judge Dan A. Polster ...
Instead, the coded conversation was about a jail guard suspected of helping Zamora smuggle drugs, cellphones and other contraband into the MCC, federal authorities alleged in recently unsealed court papers. According to an FBI search warrant affidavit made public last month, Zamora was paying the ...
In deciding not to appeal court rulings, the Trump administration has paved the way for transgender people to enlist in the U.S. military starting on Monday. The Department of Justice withdrew its legal challenge to several federal court rulings that blocked President Trump from banning transgender people ...
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said he'd been wrongly denied his request to represent himself at trial. Cook County jurors convicted him of kidnapping and first-degree murder in 2009 in a drug dealer's death. He received a 60-year prison term. The ruling posted Wednesday says Freeman should be ...
Democrats in the General Assembly initially sold the measure as a way to keep abortion legal in Illinois if a U.S. Supreme Court, bolstered by anti-abortion justices President ... But a state can use the state portion of Medicaid state-federal program funding for women seeking abortions for other reasons.
Lead poisoning can lead to serious mental and physical ailments in children and, in extreme cases, death. So yesterday, a federal appeals court said in essence that the agency had been stalling. It gave the EPA just 90 days to propose its long-awaited rule. Joining us now is Eve Gartner, a staff attorney for ...
Over the past three months, more than 30 class action lawsuits have been filed in Illinois state and federal courts against employers that use timeclocks that ... A recent 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirming the dismissal of a class action lawsuit alleging violations of BIPA's notice and consent ...
Instead, they wrote that the nation's highest court should hear his appeal to “distinguish the lawful solicitation and donation of campaign contributions from criminal violations of federal extortion, bribery, and fraud laws.” Among the 19 going to bat for Blagojevich are U.S. Reps. Danny Davis, Bill Foster, Luis ...
A Galesburg, Illinois, man and an Avon, Illinois, woman have pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing crystal “ice” methamphetamine in a ... 31, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court, Davenport, to possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine and 500 grams of a ...
LOUIS - Federal judge Phil Gilbert granted in part and denied in part ... time we write about U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, ...
[JURIST] The US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] on Thursday denied [order, PDF] the City of Chicago's motion ...


 

news and opinion


 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

    usa
     government
      branches
       judicial branch
        district courts
          illinois southern

US District Courts:
          illinois southern
          new york southern
          pennsylvania eastern
          washington dc