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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Federal Judge Matthew Kennelly tossed out an ill-conceived dismissal motion that sought to limit the scope of an important bit of anti-discrimination legislation. The dismissal motion pertains to a lawsuit an African-American couple brought against neighbors in Calumet City who had harassed them because of their race. The Hon. Mr. Kennelly wisely stated that in interpreting a statute, every word must be honored -- and therefore those "holding" property are as much entitled to protection as those pursuing it.

 
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