Ross Secler and Burt Odelson recently published, “Is the Party Over? You Don’t Have to Go Home, But You Can’t Stay Here: Political Party Affiliations, Trends, and Requirements After Patton v. Illinois State Board of Elections,” 51 J. Marshall L. Rev. 749 (2018) wherein they analyze the unfair and confusing restrictions on political party affiliation,…
Successfully represented the county as a Special State’s Attorney against allegations of conspiracy to violate plaintiff’s First Amendment rights and a First Amendment retaliation claim.
Successful defense against First Amendment claims alleging Plaintiff was not appointed to job because of her speech or political belief, and that her position was abolished because of her protected speech.
Won a motion for summary judgment which dismissed claims of unreasonable search and seizure, violation of due process rights, unequal protection of the laws, abuse of process, Monell claim, Fifth Amendment violations and claim for injunctive relief relating to the Inspectional Services Department’s citations for building code violations of a property owned by plaintiff which…
Challenged the constitutionality of an ordinance prohibiting children from playing in the street; won judgment for plaintiff and against the Village.
Claims of retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act successfully defended.
Represented the City against a Fourteenth Amendment substantive & procedural due process challenge to the City’s point-of-sale ordinance, with the City prevailing.
Defended City and prevailed against a claim by a former police officer alleging interference of his rights under the Family Medical Leave Act.
Won a motion for summary judgment on behalf of City and officers. Plaintiff claimed Defendants improperly charged her for disorderly conduct and filing a false police report. The court disagreed and dismissed her claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution.
Appointed as a Special State’s Attorney to defend former Superintendent of Cook County jail against claims of deliberate indifference to plaintiff’s medical needs while in jail. Successfully defeated plaintiff’s allegations.