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2011-08-18 16:18:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Schmidt heard arguments in a lawsuit against the State of Illinois filed by several Catholic Charities agencies.

2011-07-18 12:10:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 15, 2011, U.S. District Judge William Pauley III sentenced a defendant charged with selling Ecstasy to 26 months in prison, less than half the 63 to 78 months recommended by current sentencing guidelines.

2011-07-13 09:13:00

CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An annual report released this month by the Illinois Department of Transportation reveals that Illinois State Police troopers continued to ask motorists of color for permission to search their car without cause at a higher rate than white drivers during 2010.

2011-06-17 10:58:00

CHICAGO, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Lorie A.

2011-06-06 09:00:00

CHICAGO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of prominent media organizations have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold a 2007 state law that permits ordinary citizens to speak out on questions of public policy without fear of expensive, lengthy, retaliatory lawsuits brought by the subjects of their speech.

2011-03-07 14:48:00

CHICAGO, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is a critical week for women's reproductive health care in the Illinois House, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois.

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2011-02-10 06:15:00

A US Judge will hear arguments next week over the US government’s labors to get Twitter to release personal information on the accounts of three people with ties to whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

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2011-02-09 05:50:00

High-tech surveillance cameras in use around Chicago used by the city’s police to zoom in on crimes in progress and track suspects across the city are the subject of growing privacy concerns from citizens and privacy rights activists.


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