Abigail Blachman | Injustice Watch
Injustice Watch examination highlights problem jurists on Cook County bench
Lawsuits challenge Illinois, Wisconsin laws that block name changes for a decade or more after convictions. Transgender women say the laws prompt harassment, abuse.
In a dissent that invoked Nelson Mandela, one judge noted that the sentence amounted to one year in prison for every $3.33 of merchandise taken.
Phillip Spiwak lost a judge’s race as a Republican. But he won after changing parties to Democrat and changing his name to Shannon P. O’Malley.