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  1. Washington Post

    Nancy Marder, Director of Justice John Paul Stevens Jury Center, Says Question About Impartiality Allowed Potential Trump Jurors to Opt Out

    “In some cases it could be that some prospective jurors do not want to sit on a six-week jury trial that will be in the public eye,” said Nancy S. Marder, jury expert professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. “They might have such strong feelings because the defendant is in the public eye. Or, it might be that New Yorkers are not afraid to express their strongly held views. But in either case, this is exactly what should happen.”

  2. Bloomberg Law

    AI-Generated Art’s Murky Copyright Status May Discourage Some Creators, Says Chicago-Kent Professor Ed Lee

    “Artists and creators who are interested in using AI generators will potentially use them but not register their works, waiting, hopefully, for a change in the legal position,” said Edward Lee, an intellectual property law professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. “But some might shy away from even using AI at all.”

  3. Chicago Tribune

    Chicago-Kent Professor Richard Kling Explains How O’Neill Burke Campaigned in the Primary, What That May Mean for State’s Attorney’s Office

    Should Democratic primary victor Eileen O’Neill Burke ultimately win the state's attorney's office, she would quickly face formulating her own reform agenda, making cases to tamp down Chicago’s persistent gun violence, and running an office struggling with morale issues. “As much as numbers have gone down, the amount of street crime is extraordinarily high and has a tremendous impact on the community,” said Richard Kling, a clinical professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

  4. PolitiFact

    Chicago-Kent Law Professor Nancy Marder Dispels Myths on Removing Jurors in Trump Trial

    There are two paths by which prosecution and defense may seek to remove or strike prospective jurors. The first is “for cause,” which means for a stated and qualified reason such as bias. The second is "peremptory," which means the prosecution or defense doesn’t need to give a reason, said Nancy S. Marder, a jury scholar and professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The cause strikes are unlimited, but the peremptory strikes for each side are capped based on the level of felony charges in this case. In Trump’s trial, they’re set at 10 for each side of the regular jurors.

  5. Chicago Tribune

    Chicago-Kent Law Professor Carolyn Shapiro: Bring Chicago Home Is a Legal Ballot Measure

    The Bring Chicago Home ballot measure just survived a legal challenge — and unless the Illinois Supreme Court orders otherwise, the question will remain on the ballot and the Chicago Board of Elections will count each vote cast on March 19. The measure itself is straightforward, if wordy. It restructures the real estate transfer tax from a flat tax to a progressive tax in order to raise funds to address homelessness. And because part of that restructuring involves increasing the transfer tax on high-priced real estate, the Illinois Municipal Code requires voter approval, which is what Bring Chicago Home is seeking.

  6. WTTW

    Chicago-Kent Professor Carolyn Shapiro Discusses Trump Asking Supreme Court to Put Off Election Interference Trial

    “There’s nowhere to go if the Supreme Court says no here,” said Carolynn Shapiro, professor of law and co-director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States at Chicago-Kent College of Law. “That’s what I think they will do, that’s what I think they should do. It’s possible they will do something different.”

  7. Texas Tribune

    Efforts to Restrict Travel for Abortion Access in Texas Likely Run Afoul of Constitution, Says Professor Noah Smith-Drelich

    “The constitutional provisions that protect your right to travel from, for example, Texas to Washington, include some provisions that may not protect your right to travel within the state of Texas,” said Noah Smith-Drelich, law professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. “I think it’s a reflection of just how important, how fundamental travel is, that there are multiple different constitutional protections that say you can't limit travel without a really good reason.”

  8. Raw Story

    Chicago-Kent Professor Harold Krent: If Trump Is Convicted, Constitution Would Not Stop Him From Serving as President

    “There is nothing in our traditions or the Constitution that prevents someone who is indicted or convicted or, in fact, serving in jail, from also serving as the president,” said Harold Krent, law professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. “Does it make any sense? No. But there is no constitutional disablement from that happening.”

  9. Business Insider

    SCOTUS Expert Carolyn Shapiro Says Court Must Not Kick Decision on Whether Trump Can Stay on Ballot to Congress

    “We need a clear answer to the question of Trump’s eligibility as soon as possible,” said Carolyn Shapiro, the founder of Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Institute of the Supreme Court of the United States. “The significant risks of chaos and even violence will only escalate without that certainty.”

  10. Court Watch

    Chicago-Kent Professor Carolyn Shapiro Runs Down Supreme Court's Packed Docket

    “I think (the Supreme Court) can issue an opinion (on whether Trump can stay on the ballot) very quickly. They did that in Bush v. Gore in 2000 in a matter of days. And they certainly want to do that,” said Professor Carolyn Shapiro of the Chicago-Kent College of Law. “There are ways the court could punt, and I think that would be a big mistake. They need to resolve the underlying question now so that everybody knows whether or not Trump is elegible to be president again.”