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Should the age for required minimum distributions from retirement accounts be raised?

Changes to the age for required minimum distributions from retirement accounts could be made after the 2018 mid-term elections, said Richard L. Kaplan, an internationally recognized expert on tax policy and retirement issues, and the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at Illinois.

What is Anthony Kennedy’s legacy as a Supreme Court justice?

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been the court’s “pivot point” between its liberal and conservative elements since Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement in 2006, said Vikram Amar, dean of the University of Illinois College of Law and the Iwan Foundation Professor of Law.

What now with gerrymandering? Are algorithms part of the answer?

The Supreme Court “punted” this week on the issue of partisan gerrymandering, but left the door open to future action. An Illinois professor hopes her research can be part of the solution.

How will upcoming Supreme Court case, teacher strikes affect organized labor?

A pending U.S. Supreme Court case could lead to the most significant changes in labor relations since the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, says Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.

Study: Judges as susceptible to gender bias as laypeople – and sometimes more so

A new study of trial court judges suggests these arbiters of the law sometimes let their personal ideas about gender roles influence their decision-making.

Scholars: In #MeToo movement, lessons of restorative and transitional justice important

A new paper from a team of U. of I. legal scholars explores restorative and transitional justice in the #MeToo movement.

Professor makes legal case for schools to challenge cyberbullies

Schools have a limited ability to challenge cyberbullies, but an Illinois professor has made a legal study on how to change that.

Paper: 'Pseudo-contract' creeps into digital terms and conditions

The boilerplate text that nobody reads when signing up for an online service has very tenuous legal footing, said Robin B. Kar, a University of Illinois legal scholar and internationally recognized expert in contract law.

What does the tax reform bill mean for the middle class?

The current tax bill fits with a 30-year trend that doesn’t favor income from work, says sociologist Kevin Leicht

Does revoking professional licenses prompt borrowers to repay student loans?

Even though several states have these regulations on the books, they’re really a last resort for collecting student loan debt, says Professor Angela Lyons

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