Appeals Court Tosses $44.7 Million Verdict Against City In Shooting Of Michael LaPorta By Off-Duty Cop Patrick KellyA federal appeals court has thrown out a $44.7 million judgment against the city of Chicago, awarded by a jury more than three years ago over off-duty Officer Patrick Kelly’s shooting of his friend, Michael LaPorta, after a night of heavy drinking.
Federal Appeals Court Backs Indiana's Limits On Voting Time ExtensionsThe law prohibits anyone other than a county election board, which oversee voting matters, from requesting court orders to extend voting hours.
Barrett's Confirmation Could Lead To The Supreme Court Taking Rare Action On Gun RightsShould the Senate confirm Barrett, who once clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, she could provide the extra vote Justice Clarence Thomas has been advocating for to take up Second Amendment cases.
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Extension Of Wisconsin Absentee Ballot DeadlineIf the ruling survives an appeal, absentee ballots in Wisconsin will have to arrive at election clerks' offices by 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 if they are to be counted.
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Indiana's Limits On Mail-In VotingA three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals this week upheld a lower court ruling that the state's restrictions on allowing mail-in voting are constitutional.
Chicago Judge Amy Coney Barrett, A Front-Runner For Supreme Court Vacancy, Hailed By Right, Feared By LeftPresident Donald Trump has said he’ll nominate a woman and Barrett is thought to be at the top of his list of favorites.
Federal Appeals Court Nixes Trump Policy Denying Grant Money To Sanctuary Cities"This is a great victory, not only for Chicago, but for our immigrant and refugee communities everywhere in the country," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Appeals Court Refuses To Toss Aaron Schock ChargesThe Republican from the central Illinois city of Peoria was indicted in 2016 on charges of misusing funds.
Growing Signs That Aaron Schock Prosecution On Shaky GroundGrowing sympathy for defense arguments, seeming confusion within the team of federal prosecutors and a disgruntled judge are among the signs that key portions of the corruption case against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock may be at risk of unraveling.
Rod Blagojevich Shot Down Again By Federal Appeals CourtThe decision was not unexpected. And it set Blagojevich’s attorneys up to make one last pitch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Court Swiftly Rejects Blagojevich's Latest Appeal Of 14-Year SentenceIn an unusually swift decision, three judges with the 7th Circuit turned down the governor's appeal three days after hearing arguments.
Blagojevich's Lawyers Back In Court To Seek Lesser SentenceAttorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich were back in court Tuesday, trying again to get his 14-year prison sentence reduced.
Appeals Court Upholds Order Against Pence On Syrian RefugeesA federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's order blocking Indiana Gov. Mike Pence from barring state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in the state.
Case Is A Dog, US Court In Chicago Declines To Revive ItShaggy is a service dog Gloria Jean Sykes relies on to keep her calm. An Illinois probate judge in a 2014 guardianship dispute involving Sykes barred her from bringing Shaggy into court.
Rod Blagojevich Plans To Appeal 14-Year Prison SentenceRod Blagojevich's lawyer has notified a federal court that the imprisoned former Illinois governor plans to appeal his 14-year sentence for corruption imposed at a resentencing earlier this month.