Truly amazing to read and consider the facts set out in the following article from the March 2, 2018 edition of the Chicago Daily law Bulletin. In view of the newsworthy contents, I’ve pasted the article in full because you have to read it to believe it.

“Parents owe $970K to daughter in civil rights

The issues in State of Washington v. Trump can be framed broadly or narrowly. If framed broadly, the issues may have notable impacts as precedent that goes to the tripartite structure of our government, and the extent to which courts can, should, or will “look behind” the actual words of an executive order. The brief

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With so many executive orders being challenged in many forums, keeping track of the events presents challenges similar to the challenges in tracking events in mass tort litigation. Below, a note on the best resource I know of for tracking the civil rights cases. Guest posts are welcome if others know of better resources.


Civil rights lawyers (and others) sometimes express exasperation when they are sometimes denied decent hourly rates after winning trials against governments (or insurers that fail to honor policy obligations.)  That group may be heartened by a new ruling from Judge Holderman of the Northern District of Illinois in a case arising from failure to provide

This is an age of increasing specialization even as to civil rights.  Thus, a new article in the Journal of World Energy Law & Business addresses civil rights in that sector. The article is by several European lawyers from ngos and Clifford Chance, and is titled: Human rights responsibilities in the oil and gas sector:

What are the economics of discrimination ? Alex Tabarrock from Marginal Revolution put up the following thought-provoking post, and it’s repasted here for further dissemination. Law and economics – they go hand in glove. 


"The Growth of Justice
Posted: 09 May 2012 04:32 AM PDT
Justice is a key ingredient

Here’s a good idea – the ABA is assisting and promoting efforts to recruit lawyers and others to monitor protests at the NATO and G8 meetings.  Set out below is the text of the email I received this morning from an ABA international law group. 


The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of

Dread diseases are complex and, often, horrible. Coping with dread diseases requires massive attention and perseverance. To date, the nations, ngos and corporations of the world have achieved only modest progress towards coping with the causes, effects, costs and horrors of dread diseases. 

This NYT story  by Jim Dwyer illustrates some of the horrors