Bill Boies was mentioned in the December 23 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in regard to his representation of the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF). The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the state would be violating the U.S. Constitution's prohibition on taking private property for public use without just compensation if it took $125 million from the ICECF, and rejected the notion that the foundation's assets belong to the state. This decision by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was also reported by the Chicago Tribune on December 23.