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The previous Illinois Supreme Court district map (left) is pictured next to the newly drawn map that was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week. The state’s high court will delay its transition to implement the new appellate court boundaries. – Illinois Courts

State high court pauses transition to new appellate districts

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court will delay its transition to implement new appellate court boundaries that were created by a recently approved judicial district map until further notice.
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New ITLA president charts course for term

Initially, I want to express how honored I am to have the privilege of serving as president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Our organization has a long history of protecting the legal rights of those individuals and families who have been harmed by negligent conduct.
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Pritzker signs redistricting plans for state legislative, appellate court districts

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a pair of bills Friday that redraw state legislative and appellate court districts, despite the fact that official U.S Census data needed to ensure equal representation has not yet been delivered.

Trial Notebook

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Judges disagree on anticommandeering doctrine

An attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act generated 300 pages of dueling opinions during en banc review by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, including a debate between Judges James L. Dennis and Stuart Kyle Duncan about whether ICWA imposes obligations on state agencies and courts that violate the 10th Amendment’s anticommandeering doctrine.

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