Charles Haney pled guilty to possessing a gun as a felon. See 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1).Read More »
The plaintiff, Chance Kelham, a railroad engineer, sued the railroad that employed him, accusing it of having negligently caused him to be injured, for which he seeks compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, 45 U.S.C. §§ 51 et seq.Read More »
“The complaint charges the defendants, who are supervisory personnel at Stanley, including its warden, with deliberate indifference to the danger of the plaintiff’s being sexually assaulted by DaSilva. All prisoners at Stanley have a cellmate, randomly assigned in the first instance, and the plaintiff claims that the defendants were aware of, but did nothing to eliminate, the danger of placing DaSilva in the same cell with him.Read More »
7th Circuit Digests 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Case Name: Donald Lee McDonald v. George Adamson Case No.: 15-1305 Officials: BAUER, POSNER, and MANION, Circuit Judges Focus: 1st Amendment – Freedom of Religion In 2013, Illinois state prison inmate Donald ...
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We granted Marie Williams’ petition for leave to appeal, which was supported by the State, to determine whether entitlement to “immun[ity] from prosecution” under WIS. STAT. § 961.443 as an “aider” of a person believed to be suffering from a drug overdose is to be decided by the circuit court pretrial or by the fact finder at trial.Read More »
This dispute arises from the 2013 fire at the Milwaukee County Courthouse (the “Court‐ house”). Milwaukee County (the “County”) maintained its primary insurance policy covering the Courthouse with the State of Wisconsin Local Government Property Insurance Fund (the “Fund”).Read More »
The plaintiffs in this case, nonresidents of Illinois each of whom has a concealed-carry license from his home state, travel to Illinois whether on business or for family or other reasons and want, while they are in Illinois, to be allowed to carry a firearm even if they are not within the exceptions to the restrictions on nonresident gun carrying just listed, but are not allowed to do so because they aren’t residents of states that have firearm laws substantially similar to Illinois’.Read More »