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Stigma attached to immigrants is not justified

By Paul DeLutio, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

A momentous decision reached the Supreme Court last Monday that could determine the fate and livelihoods of over 4 million human beings. President Barack Obama’s long-awaited immigration amnesty policy reached a divided Supreme Court with as much acceptance as it did resistance, with a staunch ...

Why the Supreme Court needs more diversity

By Shankari Sureshbabu, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

At a University composed of roughly 40,000 students from across the globe, diversity is everywhere around us. It makes us see different perspectives and promotes cooperation and compromise. It forces us to think outside the box and understand the situations of others. In the Supreme Court, diverse thou...

Comedy crosses political divide at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

By Sanaa Khan, Columnist

May 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner took place Saturday night, an annual event when, as President Obama dubbed it, “Washington celebrates itself.” With this being the president’s last year in office, and with the current political climate, the event’s speakers had plenty of material to...

UI alumna could fill vacant supreme court seat

UI alumna could fill vacant supreme court seat

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 24, 2016


Filed under News

As questions about the future of late Justice Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court finds its way into presidential debates and national headlines, University alumna Patricia Millett could be the answer. Millett, currently a judge for the United States Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia Cir...

Sonia Sotomayor tickets sell out fast

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 16, 2016


Filed under News

Tickets to attend a lecture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor sold out within hours of becoming available Monday. Though tickets are currently sold out, those eager to attend can go to Krannert Center and be added to a waiting list.JT The tickets, which were available by phone, through the Krannert Cen...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit campus

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit campus

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 4, 2016


Filed under News

Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court justice, will talk with the University community in March.The College of Law will hold “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor,” on March 7, according to the school’s website. At the event, Sotomayor will “discuss a wide range of topics...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit campus

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit campus

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 3, 2016


Filed under News

Sonia Sotomayor, supreme court justice, will talk with the University community in March.The College of Law will hold “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor,” on March 7, according to the school’s website. At the event, Sotomayor will “discuss a wide range of topics” ...

The Illinois Supreme Court rules pension cuts unconstitutional

By Abigale Svoboda

May 11, 2015


Filed under News

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled a 2013 law, which cut pension benefits for state employees, unconstitutional Friday.Public Act 98-599, or Senate Bill 1, was signed into law on Dec. 5, 2013, by former Gov. Pat Quinn. The law aimed to solve the state’s current financial crisis by reducing or eliminating ...

Local lawyer wins prestigious “Lincoln the Lawyer” Award

Local lawyer wins prestigious “Lincoln the Lawyer” Award

By Annabeth Carlson, Managing Editor for Online

March 3, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

When Richard Thies, 83, was admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association to practice law in 1955, he took the oath at the Centennial across from the Supreme Court building in Springfield. Looking out at the city where Abraham Lincoln once practiced law, Thies remembered feeling excited that he c...

Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign limits on individuals

By Michael Doyle

April 3, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday further opened up the taps on political campaign spending, with a bombshell ruling that removes the longstanding limits on how much total money an individual can contribute to federal candidates. In what amounts to a 5-4 ruling won by conservatives, the co...