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Thursday, February 20, 2014

In Memoriam: George Anastaplo

Loyola-Chicago law professor George Anastaplo passed away earlier this week.  He was 88.  He joined the Loyola faculty in 1981.  In addition to his work as a faculty member, he may be best known for being denied admission to the Illinois Bar because he refused to answer when the Bar asked whether he was a member of the Communist party.  He litigated the matter up to the Supreme Court where the Court ruled 5-4 that Illinois was within its rights to deny him membership.  

Updated to clarify eliminate any implication that Anastaplo was affiliated with the Communist party and to include a link to an obituary.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2014/02/in-memoriam-george-anastaplo.html

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