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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 18, 2014

Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election

By Scott Neuman

The U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has refused to block a Texas voter identification law for the November election – the first time in decades that the justices have allowed such a law to stand after a lower federal court had deemed it restrictive and unconstitutional.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 17, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Privacy Issues Complicate Body Cams For Illinois Police

By Brian Mackey, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

Protesters march to the Ferguson Police Station October 13.

The idea of requiring police to wear body cameras has been a hot topic after the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. On Friday, a group of Illinois lawmakers discussed the issue.

Categories: Government, Law, Race/Ethnicity

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 16, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

After 22 Years, Crime Victims Back On Ballot

By Brian Mackey

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Illinois voters will be asked to answer five statewide ballot questions at the upcoming elections.  Only one of those has been years in the making, and depending whom you ask, it could have a significant effect on criminal justice in the state.




Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 08, 2014

Prof. Salaita Pleads His Case In Chicago

By Tony Serabia

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Steven Salaita speaks at the University of Illinois September 9.

Nearly a month after the University of Illinois Board of Trustees rejected his appointment, Steven Salaita is speaking at Chicago area universities this week about what he says was a violation of academic freedom. 

The University rescinded its offer of a tenured position in the American-Indian studies department after Salaita made controversial remarks on Twitter about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Steven Salaita talked with Illinois Public Radio’s Tony Sarabia on WBEZ's 'Morning Shift' about what happened in his view, why -  and what might come next.

The professor spoke at Northwestern University Monday, and has speeches this week at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, and DePaul University. 

One scheduled for Tuesday at the U of I's Chicago campus was cancelled.  The Chicago Tribune speculated that could mean the university is close to a financial settlement with the professor.



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. 


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