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Chicago City Council Finance Committee Approves Class Action Settlement

Vodak Class Action Settlement Approved by Chicago City Council Finance Committee The Settlement of the Vodak class action lawsuit over the mass arrests at the March 20, 2003 demonstration to protest the Iraq war was approved by the Chicago City more »

CeCe McDonald and Transgender Self-Defense

The Case of CeCe McDonald and Self-Defense Against Homophobic, Transphobic and Racist Attacks On June 5, 2011, Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald, an African American transgender woman, was assaulted by Dean Schmitz, a white heterosexual man, and his friends in a violent, more »

People’s Law Office Joins in Torture Awareness Month

June is Torture Awareness Month The People’s Law Office joins the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) and their partner organizations in their campaign during Torture Awareness Month to continue its efforts to “confront the culture of torture” in the more »

Appellate Court Victory in Wrongful Conviction Case

People’s Law Office Lawyers Win Resounding Appellate Victory in Randy Steidl Wrongful Conviction Case On May 30, 2012, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in a powerful decision written by Judge Diane Wood, and joined by Judge Joel Flaum, a more »

People’s Law Office Supporting NATO Protesters

Last week, Chicago hosted the NATO Summit, which brought foreign heads of state and military generals to our city. It also brought thousands of demonstrators into the streets in opposition to NATO’s policies of war and the economic policies of more »
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