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US Supreme Court’s Ruling on Strip Searches

The US Supreme Court’s Ruling on Strip Searches Last month, the United States Supreme Court, in a 5 to 4 decision, decided the jail strip search case of Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, affirming the split decision of Third more »

Settlement in Anti-War Class Action Gets Court Approval

Settlement in Class Action Lawsuit Against City of Chicago Gets Preliminary Approval We have good news to report to you regarding the settlement of the class action lawsuit, Vodak v, City of Chicago, et al., stemming from the March 20, more »

Pinstripe Patronage Chicago Style: $63.9 Million Paid to Private Firms

THE BILL FOR PINSTRIPE PATRONAGE CHICAGO STYLE: $63.9 MILLION SINCE 2003 (Revised and updated on June 13, 2012) For more than 40 years, the City of Chicago has paid top dollar to private lawyers to represent the City and its more »

Political Repression in the Age of Obama

Political Repression in the Age of Obama Originally presented as a speech at CAIR-Chicago (Council of American-Islamic Relations) event “Guilty By Activism” on March 15, 2012 By Michael Deutsch, attorney at People’s Law Office In understanding the present dangers to more »

Deposition of Daley Scheduled in Police Torture Case

The deposition of Richard M. Daley has been scheduled in the civil rights case of Michael Tillman’s. On Monday, People’s Law Office attorneys and their co-counsel representing Michael Tillman agreed with lawyers for the City and Richard Daley to schedule more »
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