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Geoghegan: Let’s rank colleges on whether their students vote

President Obama has proposed a new rating system for the country’s increasingly expensive colleges and universities to measure “who’s offering the best value, so students and taxpayers get a bigger bang for their buck.” The metrics he has in mind include: “How well do those graduates do in the workforce?” In his recent article, Tom Geoghegan(…)

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Geoghegan says Obama should sue the Republicans right back

In a piece recently published by Politico Magazine, Thomas Geoghegan pitches his idea for a lawsuit that President Obama could bring against the Republicans in order to undo their extreme gerrymandering of congressional maps in key states: So House Speaker John Boehner wants to sue President Barack Obama for his executive orders? Good. Let him.(…)

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Cab driver’s wage-and-hour brief puts forward new evidence

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(…)

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Auto-dial suit settles for $8.7 million

The Chicago Tribune reported that “Discover Financial Services was accused of repeatedly making automated and prerecorded calls to cellphone users without their permission” and settled the class action claim for $8.7 million. Unwanted phone calls to your cellular phone can be a problem you don’t have to live with.  Congress tried to end these unwanted(…)

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Cabbie’s suit: Mayor ‘hypocritical’ for holding drivers below the minimum wage

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(…)

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