Illinois Supreme Court in the News 10/1-16


With the Illinois Supreme Court between terms, coverage in the news and on the blogs has been relatively light over the past two weeks.

Christopher Wills of the Associated Press reported on the Court's decision in Karbin v. Karbin, authorizing the guardians of disabled adults to file divorce petitions with the approval of the Court. Our post on the Karbin decision is here. According to the story, Equip for Equality praised the ruling as a "major change" in Illinois law. Wills' story appeared in the Columbus, Indiana Republic, the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the Chicago Tribune. Appelman & Associates LLC reported on the decision at the Illinois Criminal and Civil Defense Blog.

The Court also appointed John B. Simon, a partner at Jenner & Block, to replace Michael Murphy as a Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District. The story was reported at the Sacramento, California Bee; by Steven R. Strahler at Crain's Chicago Business, at the Columbus, Indiana Republic, the State Journal Register, Illinois Lawyer Now, the Bloomington Pantagraph, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Belleville News-Democrat.

Finally, the Adjunct Law Prof Blog reported on Doe-3 v. McLean County Unit Dist. No. 5, where the Court held that a former employer had a tort duty to accurately certify a teacher's employment record upon his departure. Our report on Doe is here. 


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