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In re African-American Slave Descendants’ Litigation

United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois
272 F.Supp.2d 755 (N.D. Ill. 2003)


Facts

The plaintiffs, descendants of former slaves, brought suit against defendants for crimes committed in connection with the institution of slavery. The plaintiffs filed a motion to appoint a mediator. The defendants objected to the motion.

Rule of Law

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning (Norgle, J.)

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  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

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