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Congress should actually be empowered in order to uphold the constitutional checks and balances that help to curb overreach by the other two branches of government, says University of Illinois law professor Jamelle Sharpe.

Scholar: Empower Congress to bolster separation of powers

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 30, 2013

Congress should actually be empowered in order to uphold the constitutional checks and balances that help to curb overreach by the other two branches of government, says University of Illinois law professor Jamelle Sharpe.

Published Date: October 30, 2013


Law professor Richard L. Kaplan says older workers delaying retirement or putting it off entirely should carefully consider the financial-planning options available in Social Security, Medicare and employment-based retirement plans.

Retirement expert: Financial planning important for non-retirees, too

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 21, 2013

Law professor Richard L. Kaplan says older workers delaying retirement or putting it off entirely should carefully consider the financial-planning options available in Social Security, Medicare and employment-based retirement plans.

Published Date: October 21, 2013


In a new study, University of Illinois law professor Jay P. Kesan (right) and Timothy A. Slating, a regulatory associate with the Energy Biosciences Institute, say that the Renewable Fuel Standard should be slightly modified, not repealed.

Study: Renewable fuel standard needs to be modified, not repealed

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 14, 2013

In a new study, University of Illinois law professor Jay P. Kesan (right) and Timothy A. Slating, a regulatory associate with the Energy Biosciences Institute, say that the Renewable Fuel Standard should be slightly modified, not repealed.

Published Date: October 14, 2013


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Long-term disability claims dominate benefits litigation, study says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:September 16, 2013

An empirical study of employee benefits litigation from 2006 to 2010 reveals that cases involving long-term disability claims accounted for over 60 percent of all federal cases, according to research from Sean M. Anderson, a University of Illinois expert in employee benefit plan policy and regulation.

Published Date: September 16, 2013


A disagreement among state courts on drunk-driving homicide cases can be resolved by requiring the prosecution to prove that the driver's intoxication contributed to the causal mechanism behind the accident, says a forthcoming paper from Eric A. Johnson, a professor of law at Illinois.

'Causal overdetermination' provides middle ground for courts

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:August 21, 2013

A disagreement among state courts on drunk-driving homicide cases can be resolved by requiring the prosecution to prove that the driver's intoxication contributed to the causal mechanism behind the accident, says a forthcoming paper from Eric A. Johnson, a professor of law at Illinois.

Published Date: August 21, 2013