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October 25,2017

Part II of a FREE Multi-Part CLE series o
n Voting Rights

Earmuffs, Snakes, and
Hatchet-Wielding Poodles:
The Thorny Issues & Improbable Results of
Racial & Partisan Gerrymandering

Illinois CLE credit :
1.5 Hrs Prof. Resp. credit anticipated
(diversity / inclusion )

With legislative districting at the top of the news, the 7th Circuit Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is pleased to offer a free CLE on partisan and racial gerrymandering.  Four noted Supreme Court advocates will present a lively panel discussion of current districting issues facing the Court and the emerging role of social science in the analysis.

Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Chicago
219 S. Dearborn, Courtroom 2525
October 25, 2017, 3:00-4:30

Please click HERE for the flyer and for more information.

Registration is NOW OPEN, and space is limited.  RSVP to

On October 13, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation sponsored  the
  “What To Do About Gun Violence” symposium, featuring experts from around the country.

(Click link for Videos)



The History of the Voting Rights Act
in the Seventh Circuit

A historical discussion of the
Voting Rights Act,
with a focus on litigation in the
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

(see video below)

66th Annual Meeting

Pro Bono Awards

Past President Award

American Inns of Court Award

Thanks to all for making the

66th Annual Meeting 
of the
Seventh Circuit Bar Association
and the
Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference

a huge success !

Elena Kagan
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States


Eva Mozes Kor is a survivor of the Holocaust who, with her twin sister Miriam, was subjected to human experimentation under Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. Both of her parents and two older sisters were killed at the camp; only she and Miriam survived.

In 1984, Kor founded the organization CANDLES (an acronym for "Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors"), through which she located 122 other living Mengele twins, as the experiment survivors came to be known.

Kor founded CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in 1995to educate the public about eugenics, the Holocaust, and the power of forgiveness. Kor received international attention when she publicly forgave
the Nazis for what had been done to her. This story was later explored in the documentary Forgiving Dr. Mengele.

Click here for Video of Keynote Address


Featured in this issue of the Circuit Rider"

  • Editorial Note, By Jeffrey Cole – Editor-in-Chief

  • Statement of Professor Lawrence B. Solum, Hearings on the Nomination of the Hon. Neil M. Gorsuch to
    be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, By Professor Lawrence B. Solum

  • Constitutional Originalism and History, By Professor Jonathan Gienapp

  • My Life’s Rules – Ten Commandments For Being a Better Person and a Better Lawyer,
    By Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo, United States District Judge for the Western District of New York

  • Modernize Litigation by Ending Discovery, By Mark Neubauer

  • The Devil is in the Details: Complying With Local Rule Requirements for Motions for Summary
    Judgment, By Tiffany Fordyce and Elizabeth Ralph

  • “Trendy” Psychology for Attorneys and Judges, By Alexandra L. Newman

  • Opening the Question: On the Question You Ask Depends the Answer You Get, By Laura McNally

  • Is It Time to Re-think the Local Patent Rules?, By Justin Weiner

  • Revisiting the Seventh Circuit’s Decision in PepsiCo: Inevitable Disclosure Injunctions in the Wake
    of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, By Kenneth J. Vanko

  • Avoiding Missteps Over the Scope of the Bankruptcy Court’s Authority to Issue Final Orders,
    By David Christian

  • Link and Reference Rot in Judicial Internet Case Citations and the Seventh Circuit Library
    Solution, By Barbara Fritschel and John Klaus

  • Book Review, By Jeffrey Cole, RICHARD POSNER, by William Domnarski

 Seventh Circuit Bar Association Video Library


(Click Here)

Videos of

Past Annual Meeting



 E Pluribus Unum: the Immigration Conundrum  
Click here for E-Mentor Videos