The latest on Quinn v. Judge
Chicago Sun-Times: Burris could get the boot weeks early
Daily Chronicle: Illinois voters might have to make two selections on their ballot for U.S. senator during November’s general election. A federal court opinion released Wednesday said the U.S. Constitution requires an election to be held if there is a vacancy in the U.S. Senate.
Progress Illinois has been following the case from the beginning. Their latest report is on today’s oral arguments:
This morning, oral arguments for Quinn v. Judge were held in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Court. You can listen to the discussion at the Seventh Circuit Court’s website. That’s Marty Oberman speaking on behalf of the plaintiff.
This past week, Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan joined Cohen & Frankel in filing an amended lawsuit that argues that the 17th amendment rights of Illinois citizens are violated by the State’s refusal to conduct a special election to fill the Senate currently occupied by Roland Burris, who was appointed by the seat by then-Governor Blagojevich.
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