Illinois Public Media News

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 07, 2014

Report: Prof. Salaita Cancels UIC Address

By Jeff Bossert

Professor Steven Salaita, whose comments about Israel on Twitter led to the revoking of his appointment at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus, has reportedly cancelled a speech at the Chicago campus today.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 06, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal In Indiana

By The Associated Press and Brandon Smith of Indiana Public Broadcasting

Same-sex couples involved in the lawsuit in Indiana appear at a news conference.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is reaffirming his commitment to traditional marriage but says he will follow the law regarding unions of same-sex couples. 

Categories: Government, Law

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 06, 2014

High Court Turns Away Gay Marriage Appeals in Five States, Including Indiana

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. 



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Obama Has Support For Syria Strikes, But Are They Legal?

by Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday.

President Obama appears to have strong bipartisan support in Congress to carry out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. He also made his case for aggressive action in a speech to the U.N. on Wednesday.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014

Columbia Law Professor: Salaita Un-Hiring Illegal On Constitutional, Contractual Grounds

By Hannah Meisel

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Columbia University Law Professor Katherine Franke

The University of Illinois community is still grappling with the case of Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter this summer. 

Categories: Education, Law


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Chicago Mayor Wants Illinois To Reform Drug Laws

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense.

Categories: Economics, Government, Law


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 19, 2014

Columbia Law Prof Argues For A Salaita Lawsuit, Trustee Kennedy Defends Vote

By Hannah Meisel, with Addtional Reporting from The Associated Press

Clarification: Katherine Franke also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Constitutional Rights, one of the organizations representing Steven Salaita.

A prominent law professor at Columbia University who‘s boycotting the University of Illinois after Steven Salaita’s job offer was withdrawn says he would easily win a legal case.  But University of Illinois Trustee Chris Kennedy is standing by the Board's decision.

Categories: Education, Law

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