This just in… *** Ryan gets partial pension *** AG Madigan to appeal *** Quinn: Moratorium stays for now ***
Friday, Feb 6, 2009
* 2:16 pm - An Illinois appellate court has just ruled that former Gov. George Ryan can keep part of his pension.
The court held that since Ryan’s service in the Illinois General Assembly and as lt. governor had nothing to do with the criminal case against him, he could keep that portion of his pension.
The ruling overturns a lower court decision.
Read the opinion here. [Fixed link]
Ryan’s case, by the way, was argued by Kyle DeJong at Winston & Strawn. It was his first argument in any court. Not a bad way to start out, especially since the other side was represented by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
*** 2:34 pm *** Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office just called to say the AG will file an appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court.
*** 2:50 pm *** Quinn says he supports capital punishment, but will keep the moratorium in place…
* New acting director…