Tax Hikes Raise Tensions Over Budget Shortfalls

$754 million. That was the projected short- fall for the City of Chicago’s budget this year. That shortfall comes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has already been borrowing at high interest rates to keep the city afloat. There’s no dispute that rising public pension costs are responsible for most of the city’s spending deficit as they […]

Conversation with John Marshall Student and Legal Scholar, Jake Crabbs

Jake Crabbs presented a paper at the Braniff Graduate School of the University of Dallas on January 30th, 2016. The title of his paper was The Poetics of American Common Law. Jake sat down with the Decisive Utterance to discuss the subject of his scholarship and his experience with presenting his paper. Below is an […]

Taking Care of Business with Joe Stacho and the Business Enterprise Law Clinic

The Business Enterprise Law Clinic or BELAW is a program founded in the fall of 2011 by Michael Schlesinger to provide John Marshall students with a practical clinic experience which resembles that of an actual law firm. The clinic focuses its efforts in providing pro bono representation to individuals from low to moderate income communities […]


By Michael Reed As of this publication, John Marshall is host to approximately 900 students, each with the hopes of entering the legal profession. Of these student, as many as thirty of have identified themselves as veterans or dependents of a veteran. John Marshall has always been home to veterans looking to go to law […]

Burgers at High Noon Saloon Cast a Long Shadow

Looking for an Awesome Burger? Last semester I was out looking for an apartment with a friend in Wicker Park. We had high hopes going in but by the end of the tour I was feeling disappointed because the place wasn’t exactly what the ad made it out to be. To make matters worse, I […]

Hospital Demands Concessions from Riot Fest Organizers

With Riot Fest moving away from Humboldt Park and into Douglas Park this year–and specifically, this coming weekend–businesses and citizens near the new concert venue have kept the grumble-train pumping. Saint Anthony Hospital, in Lawndale, has just filed suit for $158,000 in an attempt to get concessions from Riot Fest organizers due to the proximity […]