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#1 Chief Illiniwek

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:00 AM

Former Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier announced he'll resign his seat on the court effective Dec. 6, 2020.  His term expires in 2024.  He's requested his seat be filled by election, rather than appointment. He cited age as a factor.  "I'm 79 years old and if i stay I'd be 84 when the term ends.  I don't want to be on the court when someone might question whether or not I'm as strong or as alert or able to do the job,  I'd rather go out when I think I'm still at the top of my game."


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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:14 AM

Not great news for us but I can understand wanting to relax.



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Posted 02 November 2019 - 08:19 AM

Former Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier announced he'll resign his seat on the court effective Dec. 6, 2020.  His term expires in 2024.  He's requested his seat be filled by election, rather than appointment. He cited age as a factor.  "I'm 79 years old and if i stay I'd be 84 when the term ends.  I don't want to be on the court when someone might question whether or not I'm as strong or as alert or able to do the job,  I'd rather go out when I think I'm still at the top of my game."


He needs a lunch date with RBG and give her some advice.

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 11:57 AM

He needs a lunch date with RBG and give her some advice.

 

 

Wouldn't accomplish anything as she would sleep through it.


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Posted 02 November 2019 - 12:46 PM

He needs a lunch date with RBG and give her some advice.

 
Wouldn't accomplish anything as she would sleep through it.

Now that made me laugh. How true though.

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:56 PM

^^^^ This !! ^^^^ :rofl:


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 09:14 AM

"He's requested his seat be filled by election, rather than appointment",  Does it matter what he prefers?


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:49 PM

"He's requested his seat be filled by election, rather than appointment",  Does it matter what he prefers?

Yes. I'd rather have him elected (who votes for state Supreme Court justices? No one, except people like us) than appointed by either Pritzker or whomever is in charge of that (judges voting? Still don't like it). Outcome will be much better if it's an election.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:18 PM

I think it's code for his opinion of the powers that be........


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Posted 28 November 2019 - 10:23 PM

I think it's code for his opinion of the powers that be........

 

An opinion generally shared by many people, not just here.


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Posted 05 December 2019 - 04:32 PM

Republican Appellate Court Judge John Barberis is running for this. I know he is a strong believer in the 2nd Amendment.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 09:57 AM

Republican Appellate Court Judge John Barberis is running for this. I know he is a strong believer in the 2nd Amendment.

 

Then obviously he won't be appointed.



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Posted 06 December 2019 - 06:05 PM

 

Republican Appellate Court Judge John Barberis is running for this. I know he is a strong believer in the 2nd Amendment.

 

Then obviously he won't be appointed.

 

 

Illinois Supreme Court justices are elected, as prescribed in the Illinois Constitution. 

 

SECTION 12. ELECTION AND RETENTION    (a )  Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Judges shall be nominated at primary elections or by petition. Judges shall be elected at general or judicial elections as the General Assembly shall provide by law. A person eligible for the office of Judge may cause his name to appear on the ballot as a candidate for Judge at the primary and at the general or judicial elections by submitting petitions. The General Assembly shall prescribe by law the requirements for petitions.  

 

See also - https://ballotpedia.org/Illinois_Supreme_Court 






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