Ann Claire Williams: Be Inspired

With her appointment by President Ronald Reagan, at the age of 35, Judge Williams became one of the youngest judges ever appointed to an Article III federal judgeship. At that time, she was the first African American woman appointed to…
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Mary Ann McMorrow: Last Interview

Chief Justice McMorrow (Ret.), who died on February 23, 2013, was the first woman to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court and the first woman to serve as chief justice. Justice McMorrow was a pioneer as a woman in the…
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Thomas Sullivan: Operation Greylord

Remember Operation Greylord? Sure you do. The FBI corruption investigation into Cook County’s judiciary leading to 92 indictments. The first investigation to legally allowed wiretaps into a judges chambers. The investigation named after the curly wigs worn by British Judges. …
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Thomas Sullivan: On Guantanamo Bay

We must safeguard the Rule of Law, particularly when we are feeling vulnerable to random acts of terror. For example, Guantanamo Bay. The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment issued its report, two years in the making. There was…
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