Immigration Courts and our Partners

The Attorney General of Illinois has joined 15 other states and commonwealths as an amicus in the lawsuit filed by the states of Washington and Minnesota seeking to maintain the restraining order blocking key parts of the Executive Order barring entry into the United States of seven majority-Muslim countries. Attorney General Madigan’s press release highlights the interests of the states… Read more →

Amicus Brief in People v. Gray in the Illinois Supreme Court

Chicago Appleseed and Chicago Council of Lawyers have joined an amicus curiae brief in the Illinois Supreme court case of People v Matthew Gray. The brief was authored by LAF and Dentons US LLP and we are grateful for their work and the opportunity to join the brief.   The Defendant, Matthew Gray, was convicted on two counts of aggravated domestic… Read more →

Court Recording and Access to Justice in the Eviction Courts of Cook County

Chicago Reader reporter Maya Dukmasova published two-part story on eviction in Cook County last month. The first part focuses on the relationship between gentrification and eviction and the vulnerability of immigrant populations. The second part examines access to justice problems in the eviction courts and quotes our executive director on the court’s failure to preserve the right to appeal. It’s… Read more →