Legal News & Updates

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Supreme Court Allows High School Admissions Policy Designed to Promote Diversity

On February 20, 2024, the Supreme Court declined to review whether a Virginia high school’s 2020 revised admissions policy, which aimed at fostering student diversity, constituted racial discrimination. Read more about the revised policy in our latest law alert.

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ISBE Model Bullying Prevention Policy Now Available

Public Act 103-0047 was recently passed, adding new requirements to schools’ bullying prevention and response obligations. Read more about the update in our latest law alert.

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Refresher on Educational Support Staff RIF Procedures and Updates to Teacher Non-Renewal/RIF Deadlines

As the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year quickly approaches, school districts are gearing up for staffing needs in 2024-2025 and beyond. Check out our latest in brief for a refresher on educational support staff RIF procedures and more.

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Professor’s Complaint That University Demoted and Disciplined Him Because of His Anti-DEI Statements and Blog Post Turned Away by Supreme Court

A professor was demoted and disciplined by his university for anti-DEI statements and blog posts. Read more about the case in our latest law alert.

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Supreme Court Allows West Point to Consider Race In Its Admission Policy

The Supreme Court has decided that West Point can continue to take race into account as a factor in its admission policy. Read more about the decision in our latest law alert.

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Federal Judge Oral Argument Orders Challenges as Sex and Race Discrimination

A judicial conduct complaint was recently filed against three federal judges alleging that their standings orders constitutes discrimination against race and sex. Read more about the case in our latest law alert.

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2011 Consolidated Election Calendar

CHANGED DEADLINES ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING THANKS TO RECENT LEGISLATION Public Act 96-1008, which became effective July 6, 2010, has changed many deadlines pertinent to the election responsibilities of board secretaries…

Todd K. Hayden & Susan W. Glover Presented on Public Labor and Employment Issues at IML Conference

Todd K. Hayden & Susan W. Glover presented on “Issues in Public Labor and Employment” at the 97th Annual Conference of the Illinois Municipal League, September 23rd. The presentation included…

Six Attorneys Named in Leading Lawyers Magazine

Six RSNLT attorneys have been named in the current edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine, as a result of being recommended by their peers as the top lawyers in Illinois. The…

Joseph J. Perkoski Serves as Moderator and Panelist at Law Bulletin Conference

Partner Joseph J. Perkoski served as moderator and panelist at the 5th Annual Employment Law Conference sponsored by the Law Bulletin, September 16, 2010. Joseph Perkoski served as facilitator and…

Heidi A. Katz & Maryam T. Brotine present at Clinical Faculty Academy

Heidi A. Katz & Maryam T. Brotine presented “Legal Issues in Clinical Education” at the Clinical Faculty Academy, put on by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. Heidi A. Katz &…

Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. Named as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago

This award was established to honor companies in each market that recognize employees as their greatest asset. These companies work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business…