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IL Supreme Court 'ducks,' leaves unanswered whether state constitution's balanced budget rules 'mean anything'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 5, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent refusal to hear a challenge to a state abortion funding law has raised questions over the court’s willingness to force the state legislature ever to abide by the balanced budget requirements spelled out in the state constitution and Illinois law.

IL Supreme Court denies abortion funding law challenge; Dissent: 'Political question' claims deserve hearing

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 20, 2019

A group of abortion foes have lost their bid to undo an Illinois law making all Illinois taxpayers foot the bill for what they say will be tens of thousands of abortions per year, as the Illinois Supreme Court refused to take up the case. Three justices, though, said the majority was wrong to let the state sidestep the challenge so easily.

Appeals court reverses ruling for ADM in trade secrets violation case vs ex-sweeteners division manager

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 19, 2019

A former employee of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), who was sued for violating trade secrets while he operated his new business, has obtained a victory in court.

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