Posts tagged "Illinois Super Lawyers"

Fighting for Diversity: E. Lynn Grayson Says She Can't Do It Alone

ELynnGrayson.jpg"I'm not sure one person without support can do much, but one person with a lot of like-minded friends can make a difference," says E. Lynn Grayson, a partner at Jenner & Block in Chicago, who recently received the Illinois State Bar Association's 2012 Diversity Leadership Award. Grayson is recognized as one of the top environmental lawyers in the country and has worked throughout her 26-year career to bolster women and other historically disadvantaged groups in the legal profession. But, she says, all the credit shouldn't go to her.

Chicago Civil Rights Lawyer Mike Kanovitz on Suing Donald Rumsfeld (Part 1)

It's been a tough month for Donald Rumsfeld. First, a federal judge in D.C. ruled that an Army veteran may proceed with a civil suit against the former defense secretary for torture he claims he suffered when he was a translator in Iraq. A week later, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago upheld a lower court's ruling that two American contractors may continue their lawsuit against Rumsfeld, claiming he's personally liable for torture they endured after they blew the whistle on corrupt practices taking place at an Iraqi-owned contractor where they were employed.

Matthew Piers on the 7th Circuit's Ruling in Chicago Firefighter Case

Last week, in Lewis v. City of Chicago, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Chicago Fire Department must hire 111 African-American firefighter candidates who were eliminated in a 1995 application test. The city had chosen to hire only from the top test scorers, the majority of whom were white.