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Proposed Amendments Published for Public Comment

The proposed amendments, rules committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and instructions on how to submit comments are posted on

The public comment period ends February 15, 2017

 Notice of Proposed Revisions to Seventh Circuit Criminal Jury Instructions and Opportunity for Comment
Email comments to the Committee's Reporter, Professor J. Steven Beckett of the University of Illinois College of Law, at,
with a subject line of "Pattern Jury Instruction Comment."

Comments will be accepted through January 30, 2017.

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  Click Below for Circuit Rider



The Circuit Rider

November 2016

Featured in this Issue:

  • The Importance of an Independent Judiciary, By Collins Fitzpatrick

  • To Appeal a Denial of a Summary Judgment Motion When the Case Goes to Trial, Must You Renew that Issue at Trial: The Seventh Circuit Says No When the Basis for Denial Was a “Purely Legal Issue.” By J. Timothy Eaton

  • Alexander Hamilton and the Seventh Circuit, By Alexandra L. Newman and Linda X. Shi

  • State of Emergency: Update on Judicial Vacancies in the Federal Courts Throughout the United States, By Jane Dall Wilson

  • The Golden Age of Intellectual Property Law at the Supreme Court, By Adam G. Kelly

  • Standing in the Shadow of Spokeo: Article III and Statutory Rights in the Seventh Circuit,
    By Jeff Bowen

  • The Lone Pine Solution to Mass Tort Litigation, By Haroon Anwar

  • Attacking Class Action Waivers After AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, By Hon. Ian L. Levin,
    Robert Pavich, John J. Pavich, Walid J. Tamari and Catherine M. Towne

  • A Tribute to the Honorable Rudolph T. Randa, By Hon. William C. Griesbach, Chief Judge,
    Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • Magistrate Judge Ian Levin, In Memoriam, By Diane Rowe

    In Celebration:

  • Magistrate Judge Michael Gotsch, By Matthew Kinsman

  • Magistrate Judge David E. Jones, By Michelle Umberger

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