On May 30, the attorneys of Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. filed a motion for summary judgment on behalf of their client, Melissa Callahan, a cab driver, against the City of Chicago. In her brief in support of that motion, Ms. Callahan puts forward evidence that she and other cab drivers are actually employees of the City of Chicago(…)
That’s the question posed by the suit Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. has filed on behalf of the League of Women Voter of Chicago and a number of Chicago citizens to challenge the City’s ward map and its early implementation. The suit challenges the map because it deviates from the one principle that is meant(…)
Melissa Callahan, a cabdriver, is suing the City of Chicago for making it impossible for cabbies to earn even the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. On February 26, Melissa held a press conference, joined by a group of cabbies and her lawyers from Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan to explain why Mayor Emanuel is(…)
From Catalyst Chicago: In the two lawsuits filed in federal court Wednesday to try to slow down or stop school closings, the central charge is that special education students will be disproportionately hurt by the actions. This, according to the lawsuits, is a violation of the American Disabilities Act. More than 5,000 students are enrolled(…)
From the Chicago Sun-Times… Just when I was beginning to give up hope, someone has finally stepped forward to challenge the legality of last year’s Chicago ward remap. And more importantly, they are challenging the particularly dubious practice of aldermen putting the new ward boundaries into effect immediately. Under this practice, hundreds of thousands of(…)
Who’s your alderman? via chicagotribune.com April 3, 2013 The 41 Chicago aldermen who voted to approve new ward boundaries last year knew the map was likely to accomplish two things: It would assure most of them could coast to re-election in 2015. And it would rid them of Ald. Nicholas Sposato, 36th, and Ald. Robert Fioretti, 2nd.(…)
A federal lawsuit filed today claims the new Chicago ward redistricting map violates the federal constitutional rights of Chicago voters. The lawsuit seeks a neutral process to divide the wards equally by population in a manner that will be fair, impartial and protect minority voting rights.
A federal lawsuit filed today claims the new Chicago ward redistricting map violates the federal constitutional rights of Chicago voters. The lawsuit seeks a neutral process to divide the wards equally by population in a manner that will be fair, impartial and protect minority voting rights. The League of Women Voters of Chicago and 14(…)