The Cook County Bar Association Announces Criminal Justice Reform Platform And Town Hall Meeting

Chicago, IL —  On Monday, January 4, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. the Cook County Bar Association (“CCBA”), will hold a Press Conference at James D. Montgomery & Associates, LTD, located at 1 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2450, Chicago, Illinois to announce its platform on Criminal Justice Reform in Chicago and a Town Hall Meeting. The town hall meeting is scheduled for January 7, 2016 to address the legal aspects of the spate of shootings of African-Americans by members of the ...

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Cook County Bar Association Platform On Criminal Justice Reform

The Cook County Bar Association, formed 101 years ago to advocate on issues of justice and fairness in the Black community, finds that in 2015 our mission has not changed. Our duty as advocates and our professional consciences as seekers of truth, fairness and justice mandate that we address the breakdown in our criminal justice system. This platform paper for 2016 highlights and recommends goals developed to improve accountability and restore some level of public trust. The CCBA will work ...

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Statement of Justice Saclia’s Comments on Affirmative Action

During oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas, Justice Antonin Scalia stated to the attorney representing the University of Texas (UT)—while defending its consideration of race, along with factors other than pure academics, which do not benefit African-Americans exclusively—that there are “those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school…a slower-track school where they do ...

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New Developments Surrounding LaQuan McDonald Video

The Cook County Bar Association congratulates the organizations, leaders, and individuals who came together to peacefully protest the corrupt system of brutality, cover-ups, and blame-shifting that has plagued the City of Chicago for far too long. The protests were successful in bringing national attention to something other than the violence that plagues our streets. Together, you showed the world how some of our public servants do not act in accord with the principles they swore to uphold for the good ...

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