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Stigma attached to immigrants is not justified

August 9, 2016

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...

Why the Supreme Court needs more diversity

August 9, 2016

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...

Comedy crosses political divide at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

May 2, 2016

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...

UI alumna could fill vacant supreme court seat

KRT US NEWS STAND ALONE PHOTO SLUGGED: SUPREMECOURT KRT PHOTOGRAPH BY PETE SOUZA/CHICAGO TRIBUNE (December 5) WASHINGTON, D.C.--  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of nine justices of the Supreme Court who posed for news photographers in a rare session Friday, December 5, 2003. (lde)  2003
February 24, 2016

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,...

Sonia Sotomayor tickets sell out fast

February 16, 2016

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...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit campus

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.  Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/MCT)
February 3, 2016

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...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit campus

Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan (top) and Sonia Sotomayor (bottom) greets fellow guests during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.  Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Mark Gail/MCT)
February 3, 2016

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...

The Illinois Supreme Court rules pension cuts unconstitutional

May 11, 2015

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...

Local lawyer wins prestigious “Lincoln the Lawyer” Award

Richard Thies, a lawyer from Urbana, accepts the “Lincoln the Lawyer” Award by The Abraham Lincoln Association on Feb. 12.
March 3, 2015

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...

Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign limits on individuals

April 3, 2014

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...

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