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Dormant Commerce Clause

The plaintiffs in this case press a dormant commerce clause challenge to a local ordinance that requires a residential property owner who wishes to make repairs to the residence either to obtain a license or to hire a licensed contractor; but a homeowner making repairs to the single-family residence he or she occupies is exempted from this requirement.

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Statutory Interpretation – Chance Promotion Exception – Gambling Machines

Quick Charge Kiosk LLC and Jeremy Hahn (collectively Quick Charge) appeal the trial court’s order granting the Attorney General’s motion for summary judgment declaring that Quick Charge’s “cell phone charging machines” (Machines), also referred to as cell phone charging kiosks, constituted illegal gambling machines.

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6th Amendment Violation

Following a jury trial, Mauricio Marchan was convicted of one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846, and one count of distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1).

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Sherard Martin appeals the district court’s grant of partial summary judgment, Fed. R. Civ. P. 56, on his suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the City of Chicago and several of its police officers for false arrest and unlawful search.

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