Notice About Using Your Ventra U-Pass Card. We have learned (and the CTA has confirmed) that some Ventra card users are having their credit or debit cards charged for the cost of some rides. This seems to be happening if the user taps his or her wallet on the card reader, rather than removing the Ventra card and tapping it alone. The card reader apparently picks up the first signal it receives, which can be a credit or debit card rather than the Ventra card if both are in range of the reader. Please be sure to remove your Ventra card from your wallet before using it. If you have had charges to your credit or debit card, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will forward your information to the CTA with a request for assistance in getting the charges removed.
Constitution Day Observance: Symposium on Same-Sex Marriage Cases. Chicago-Kent will host a Constitution Day celebration on Thursday, October 10, from 3:30-5:00 pm, in the Auditorium. The event will be a symposium on the Supreme Court's recently decided same-sex marriage cases and what they may mean for the future of constitutional interpretation. Panelists include Professor Katharine Baker and Professor Carolyn Shapiro, as well as Ilya Somin from George Mason University School of Law. Professor Steven Heyman will moderate the event.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Free Online Subscriptions for Students. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin is offering free online subscriptions to law students. The Law Bulletin provides comprehensive coverage of significant legal stories in Illlinois, including decisions by state and federal courts located in the state. You must use your Kent email address when signing up. Click here to take advantage of this offer. The law school with the highest percentage of students who subscribe will be presented with a trophy (and bragging rights) by the Law Bulletin.
Joke of the week. Question: What do you feed a teddy bear? Answer: Nothing -- it's already stuffed.