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Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (Decision Nov. 8, 2017)

The appeals court had dismissed Charmaine Hamer’s appeal because it said the court was strictly bound by a filing deadline rule. The Supreme Court decided the rule is not a “jurisdictional” rule, so the court can work around it if necessary. Hamer wins.

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HamervNHSC
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Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (Argument October 10, 2017)

This case gets to the heart of what it means to be a lawyer.  The Court will determine if a court filing rule can be waived, or if a court can give an exception to it.

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