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Free speech rights and the rise of anti-BDS legislation

Free speech rights and the rise of anti-BDS legislation

In 2005, Palestinian civic groups called for a movement to boycott, divest from and sanction companies that do business with Israel. The controversial campaign took on a shorthand name, BDS.
A look at the state’s spending on legal services

A look at the state’s spending on legal services

Illinois paid out nearly $30 million in legal fees during the last fiscal year, according to state financial records, with employment law firm Laner Muchin LLP getting the largest haul of any single firm at about $1.7 million.
Ten years after the state's FOIA overhaul

Ten years after the state's FOIA overhaul

Ten years ago this May, lawmakers overhauled the Illinois Freedom of Information Act to, as then-Attorney General Lisa M. Madigan put it, “drag Illinois out of the Stone Age” in terms of openness and transparency.
In the decades since <em>Hazelwood</em>, a pushback for student press

In the decades since Hazelwood, a pushback for student press

Under the precedent from the 1988 U.S. Supreme Court case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, the case gave school officials the power to censor school-sponsored content if they had a “reasonable educational justification.”
The First Amendment’s journey

The First Amendment’s journey

This year’s Law Day celebrates the First Amendment with its theme: “Free speech, Free press, Free society.” The Daily Law Bulletin took a closer look at landmark cases — several with Illinois roots — that have shaped our constitutional rights.

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Bar leaders speak out

Editor's Note

An effective Law Day theme should hit close to home. For those of us journalists who got to compile this year’s Law Day magazine, the theme Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society hits closer to work.

American Bar Association

Freedom of speech and a free press are the foundations of a free society. The Founding Fathers knew that.

Black Women Lawyers Association Inc.

BWLA was founded in 1987 with the mission of promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through identifying and addressing issues unique to African-American female lawyers, judges and those in academia.
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