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The Domestic and International Legal Implications of DACA

By Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

*Sarah is the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at The John Marshall Law School. New actions on DACA The Trump administration announced its intention of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) if Congress does not find a permanent solution in six months. This six-month period will end on March 5,…

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The Legal Holiday

By Declan Cleary on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

The State of Illinois lists 12 official holidays on the Department of Central Management Services website (11 on years without a general election).[1] The full list of Illinois State Holidays also includes the Friday preceding Easter (Good Friday) and Casimir Pulaski’s Birthday.[2]  As of December of last year, a House bill, since relegated to the…

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Lottery Tickets Sold Out: Proposed Amendments to the H-1B VISA Program

By Everlyne Stephens on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

On January 20, 2017, Senate Bill 180 was introduced with the stated purpose of reforming and reducing fraud and abuse in certain visa programs for aliens working temporarily in the United States.[1] The H-1B program is designed for employers seeking to hire nonimmigrant aliens in specialty occupations.[2] A specialty occupation is defined as “one that…

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Privileged or Discoverable? Illinois Courts are Dismantling Traditionally Recognized Evidentiary Privileges in the Health Care Arena

By Laura Wibberly on Monday, August 21st, 2017

Illinois courts are dismantling evidentiary privileges traditionally recognized in the context of health care. Recently, the Illinois Supreme Court held that section 15(h) of the Health Care Professional Credentials Data Collection Act, 410 ILCS 5/17-1, et seq. (2012) does not create a privilege.[1] In order to see and treat patients at a health care facility, a physician must…

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