Headshot of Wendy Tam Cho.
L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois
October 03, 2017

U Of I Professor Hopes Research Helps Court Determine Map Standard

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in Gill v. Whitford, a Wisconsin case challenging partisan legislative maps. Wendy Tam Cho is a political science professor on the University of Illinois Urbana campus. Cho says this case is particularly important because it could determine the court’s role in future cases on gerrymandering.

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks at the 50th anniversary of the Fund for America Studies luncheon at the Trump Hotel in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
September 29, 2017

Supreme Court, New Term Near, To Hear Challenge To Unions

Its conservative majority restored, the Supreme Court said Thursday it will return to an issue with the potential to financially cripple Democratic-leaning labor unions that represent government workers.

The flag of the United States.
Wikimedia Commons
September 19, 2017

Settlement Reached In Flag Burning Lawsuit

A central Illinois man has settled a lawsuit filed against the Urbana Police Department for his 2016 arrest following a Facebook posting of a picture showing him burning a U.S. flag.

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