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Despite reversals, controversies, associate judges try to keep their seats

Injustice Watch examination highlights problem jurists on Cook County bench

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Transgender women sue to fight state laws on name changes after convictions

Lawsuits challenge Illinois, Wisconsin laws that block name changes for a decade or more after convictions. Transgender women say the laws prompt harassment, abuse.

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For robbery of $33 of underwear, Illinois appeals court upholds 10-year sentence

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.

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He ran for judge, lost, changed parties, took Irish name, won Cook County race

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.