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Blog Archive : November 2009

Miguel Alvarez posted a blog on Nov 9, 2009

CLC Invites You to our Annual Fundraiser at Sawbridge Studios



To Benefit the Community Economic Development Law Project


An evening of food & drink and holiday shopping*


Sawbridge Studios

Thursday, November 19, 2009

5:30 pm—7:30 pm

153 West Ohio Street

Chicago, IL  60610


event catered by monogramme events & catering, llc.

*sawbridge studios will donate 15% of the evening’s purchases to cedlp

tickets are $60.00

please call 312.939.3638 or for more information

Miguel Alvarez posted a blog on Nov 3, 2009

CLC Praises Bloch v. Frischholz Decision, An Important Fair Housing Precedent of the Federal Court of Appeals in Chicago

Last Friday, November 13, 2009, the federal appeals court in Chicago, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, held that a Jewish family could proceed in its case under federal fair housing laws against its condo board president and association, reversing its previous decision to the contrary. The Bloch family alleges that the condo association, under the guise of its hallway clutter rule, prevented them from placing a mezuzah on their door frame, repeatedly removing them, including on the day of a family member’s funeral. (A mezuzah is a small piece of parchment in a case that observant Jews place on their door frames.) The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. and its Fair Housing Project applaud this decision. The unanimous en banc opinion in Bloch v. Frischholz is an important precedent, and its impact goes far beyond the parties in the case.