SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Bar Association backs gay marriage, medical marijuana, campaign reform

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012

* The state bar has come out in favor of a few quite big legislative proposals. From a press release

The Illinois State Bar Association’s (ISBA) 203-member policy-making Assembly, today adopted a proposal rule governing recusal of judges in cases in which a party has made a campaign contribution to the judge.

The ISBA will recommend the proposed rule to the Illinois Supreme Court as an amendment to the Illinois Code of Judicial Conduct. The proposed rule provides that a judge shall disqualify himself or herself when, after considering all relevant circumstances, there exists a probability of bias. Relevant circumstances include items such as the amount of campaign support, both monetary and non-monetary, and the timing and impact of the support.

The Assembly also voted to support the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act pending in the Illinois state Legislature. The bill provides same-sex and different-sex couples and their children equal access to the status, benefits, protections, rights, and responsibilities of civil marriage.

The Assembly also endorsed Illinois legislation that would allow patients who suffer from a debilitating medical condition to use and possess small amounts of marijuana if certified to do so by their regular physician.

According to the proponents, AFSCME Council 31 has also endorsed the gay marriage proposal.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


7 Comments
  1. - Roadiepig - Tuesday, Dec 18, 12 @ 9:53 am:

    It is truly amazing how far these issues have progressed in such s short time. IMO four plus years of inflexible tea party nonsense has help nudge the more moderate elements of the Republican Party towards being more accepting of others than they might have been otherwise . That’s good news for those of us who believe in letting people make their own choices in how they live their lives without other people using the government to enforce their prejudices against them.


  2. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Dec 18, 12 @ 10:15 am:

    Oh just legalize pot and be done with it. That’s an actual way to create jobs, plus we can tax it like tobacco and alcohol.


  3. - Ahoy! - Tuesday, Dec 18, 12 @ 11:54 am:

    Good for them, nice to see a State association backing good policy.


  4. - Lay Person - Tuesday, Dec 18, 12 @ 1:58 pm:

    Vote Yes?????? Let’s put more conflictual issues on the table and we’ll see the Attorneys really profit!!


  5. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Dec 18, 12 @ 7:02 pm:

    Make it legal and save the state a lot of money on marijuana


  6. - Esquire - Tuesday, Dec 18, 12 @ 9:05 pm:

    So what?

    A few years ago, the Illinois Supreme Court had to mandate continuing legal education classes as a means of helping to prop up the various bar associations, many of which act as CLE providers, because large numbers of lawyers were opting out of joining such groups.

    There is a long established tradition in Illinois journalism that the various bar associations speak for all lawyers. The truth is that the bar groups often do not represent more than a tenth of the attorneys in a given community, in terms of activists. Many have opted out or are only nominal members who do not participate in bar surveys and elections.


  7. - smooth - Wednesday, Dec 19, 12 @ 7:13 pm:

    does anybody know when this all goes into affect


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Today's number: $1.68 million
* Question of the day
* Rasmussen: Quinn up by 2
* Stop the partisanship on both sides, please
* Quotables
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Durbin vs. Oberweis react
* More new TV ads
* Get ready for "Bloodtober"
* DCCC defies DC expectations, runs ad attacking Davis
* Today's assignment
* Rate Quinn's new ad: "Washington"
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition: Crosstabs and TV ads
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * 10 reasons why the Lumia 930 is purrfect for catz
        * The Week in Mac Apps: Sketching, taking notes, and keeping track of things
        * Galaxy Ace Style LTE features 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
        * Pebble gets persistent activity tracking, new lower pricing
        * Project Ara modules to be hot swappable
        * Noice Lets You Send Emoji With Sounds To Friends’ Phones
        * Google Play changes go live: in-app purchase ranges, dev contact addresses

        * PayPal’s Partnership With Samsung Soured Their Relationship With Apple
        * Hilarious Video Shows How We Sound When Debating Our Favorite Tech Brands
        * Pick the Right Office Plant for Your Environment with This Diagram
        * Bar Owner Slams Tom Morello: 'Rock Stars Don't Get Special Treatment'
        * How to Avoid an iOS 8 Bug That’s Deleting iCloud Documents
        * 5 Fashion Brands Actually Eyeing Bigger Pockets for the iPhone 6 Plus
        * Putting a Friendlier Face on Robotics, as Machines Learn to Do Your Job and Mine

        * Anderson, Edwards prospects to watch in AFL
        * Manager notes: How Robin Ventura and Chris Sale get along
        * Voting underway to decide Hank Aaron Awards
        * Development of young core in '15 can define Chicago's future
        * Improved White Sox take important step in 2014
        * September call-ups report card: position players
        * Ushering in the world after Paul Konerko


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Quinn embraces Obamacare ahead of president's f.....
        * BC-IL--Illinois News Digest 6 pm, IL..
        * Nuns On The Bus Rally With Quinn To Promote Vot.....
        * Illinois governor leans on top Democratic support..
        * Illinois GOP Chairman Says His Party Will Do We.....
        * Panel plans to resume anti-violence program probe..
        * Content about Governor..
        * Poll: Quinn Leading Rauner 44% To 42%..


        * EIU joins Garoppolo hype with jersey offer
        * Appellate court agrees AFSCME workers owed money
        * Illinois governor leans on Obama for support
        * Investigation prompts Dixon prison head to retire
        * DeWitt County lawyer pleads guilty to drug charges
        * Fire recovery beginning in downtown Rock Island
        * Chicago man charged with double homicide
        * Illinois measure would give victims more rights
        * Panel plans to resume anti-violence program probe
        * Chicago court hears arguments Holocaust case

        * Quinn leans on top Democratic support — Obamas, Clinton
        * Appellate court: State workers owed back wages
        * IDOC investigation prompts state prison warden to retire
        * Lawmaker panel plans to resume anti-violence program investigation
        * Quinn touts first year of Affordable Care Act
        * State-owned airplanes to be sold in online auction
        * GOP opposition to school funding bill irks Manar
        * Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns
        * Election 2014: Simon, Topinka spar over transparency, ethics in comptroller’s race
        * Statehouse Insider: There are a lot of campaign ads, in case you haven’t noticed

        * De Blasio signs order raising NYC living wage to $13.13
        * Pat Tillman's widow launches a 'Stitch Fix' for kids out of Chicago
        * Pat Tillman's widow launches a Trunk Club for kids out of Chicago
        * Lawsuit alleges sperm bank got order wrong
        * Look for news today on drug firm payments to doctors


        * Area churches to conduct free on-site health tests Sunday
        * Vigil held for Skokie teens; two Niles North seniors shot, one killed
        * The thug life runs deep
        * Chicago shutdown will cost airlines ‘hundreds of millions’: analyst
        * Man accused in FAA fire made 'tragic mistake,' lawyer says
        * Shake-up at Robert R. McCormick Foundation
        * Church hosts woman fighting deportation
        * Hackers might have Jewel-Osco customers credit card data — again
        * Prosecution rests in Joliet double murder trial
        * Top cab official arrested in vehicle title laundering case


        * Barrington Hills officer charged with domestic battery
        * Elgin woman dies in head-on crash
        * White couple sues, says sperm bank gave vials from black donor
        * Obama expected to bypass Chicago airports and fly into Gary
        * Repairs to Humboldt Park after Riot Fest triple last year's
        * Quinn embraces Obamacare ahead of president's fundraising visit
        * Man guilty of stealing cash from Naperville adoption agency
        * Relatives of Joliet double murder victims confident in state's case
        * Man accused in killing of girlfriend, daughter sobs in court as injuries detailed
        * High School student missing from South Side


        * Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop
        * Chicago moves on taxi reforms to leave more money in cabbies' pockets
        * Court Rules AFSCME Members Are Owed Money
        * Chicago Mayor: Lower Penalties For Drugs
        * Can Politics And Prison Reform Mix?
        * Nursing Program Comes To UIS
        * IDOT Layoffs Halted, But Quinn Wants To Proceed
        * Quinn, Rauner Share Hazy Stance On Decriminalizing Pot
        * Decatur Forum Focuses On Compassion
        * Listen to State Week - September 26, 2014


        * Quinn leans on top Democratic support — Obamas, Clinton
        * Appellate court: State workers owed back wages
        * IDOC investigation prompts state prison warden to retire
        * Panel plans to resume anti-violence program probe
        * Lawmaker panel plans to resume anti-violence program investigation
        * Quinn touts first year of Affordable Care Act
        * State-owned airplanes to be sold in online auction
        * Our Opinion: Job creation is a health priority in Sangamon County
        * GOP opposition to school funding bill irks Manar
        * Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns


        * Fairview Heights police investigate false robbery report
        * SportsTalk 9-30-14
        * UPDATE: Belleville police say 'It does not appear an attempted abduction occurred'
        * WIC program milk changes start Wednesday
        * Next goal for Illinois 911 service: pictures and videos
        * Maryville attorney named associate judge in Madison County
        * UPDATE: Belleville police say 'It does not appear an attempted abuction occurred'
        * Salvation Army kicks off coat drive
        * Oral cancer awareness walk set Sunday at SIU
        * Wade Franklin - Lincoln Square 50th Anniversary 9-30-14


        * Panel plans to resume anti-violence program probe
        * Illinois measure would give victims more rights
        * Quinn leans on top Democratic support
        * Fox Valley police reports
        * Appellate court agrees union workers are owed money

        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Sends Letter...
        * Rep. candidate pushes to uphold marriage b...
        * Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement in...
        * U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning An...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Statement on...

        * Republican Oberweis courting votes in Afri......
        * Illinois GOP Chairman Says His Party Will ......
        * Illinois GOP Chairman Says His Party Will ......
        * Poll: Quinn Leading Rauner 44% To 42%...
        * Poll: Quinn Leading Rauner 44% To 42%...

        * U.S. talk of thawing relations with Iran h......
        * Air travel delays continue in wake of Chic......

        * New Report Calls Attention To Educational Barriers Impacting African-American Girls
        * Illinois GOP Chairman Says His Party Will Do Well In Midterm Elections
        * Defense Dept. Opens Military Enlistment To Some DREAMers
        * Poll: Quinn Leading Rauner 44% To 42%
        * Obama closes his "rough summer" in Chicago Wednesday and Thursday
        * Illinois adds 18,000 video gambling machines in 2 years
        * New Poll deems Illinois "Safe Democrat" in U.S. Senate race
        * Rasmussen Poll: Quinn ahead of Rauner by 2 points
        * Massacre at Centralia
        * South Siders Question TIF Use In Chicago's 21st Ward


        * Quinn must take lame duck tax vote off the table
        * Governor Quinn Announces Successful First Year of Affordable Care Act Enrollment - More than 685,000 People Now Have Access to Quality Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act
        * Liquor Control Commission September Underage Compliance Report
        * Rauner hits Quinn on tax hike timing
        * Taxpayer Red Alert: Quinn Doubles Down on Lame Duck Tax Hike




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller