Defendant asks IL Supreme Court to reverse Appellate Court Opinion in condo Free Speech case

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Boucher v 111 E Chestnut Ruling was filed June 14, 2018.  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   The attorney for defendants in Michael Boucher v. 111 E. Chestnut Condominium Association has filed an appeal to Illinois Supreme Court, asking for a reversal of the Appellate Court Opinion in favor of the Plaintiff. In case you missed the previous post on this important Appellate Court Opinion, you can read about it here. Diane Silverberg, attorney of Continue ReadingDefendant asks IL Supreme Court to reverse Appellate Court Opinion in condo Free Speech case

HOA laws and Free Speech, Right to Know

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Continuing with the theme of American values, let’s take a look at how various states protect, or fail to protect, rights of individuals residing in Association Governed housing. For example, is free speech protected in homeowners, condominium, and cooperative associations in the U.S.? According to Attorney Ryan Poliakoff  (FL), in the vast majority of states, it is not. New Jersey would be an exception, but Poliakoff is perfectly OK with Continue ReadingHOA laws and Free Speech, Right to Know

More on One Person, One Vote

By Deborah Goonan Yesterday I featured a blog by Ward Lucas highlighting a documentary by the Annenberg Foundation. Here’s the link to the documentary again: http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/page/one-person-one-vote In this documentary, Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen G. Breyer and other experts discuss how the principle of one person, one vote emerged from a series of landmark decisions in the 1960s, including Baker v. Carr and Reynolds v. Sims. They examine the political environment that led to Continue ReadingMore on One Person, One Vote