SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
This just in…

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014

* 5:43 pm - The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a motion to take up a direct appeal of Cook County Circuit Court Judge Mary Mikva’s ruling that kicked Bruce Rauner’s term limits constitutional amendment off the ballot. The order is brief and to the point

Motion by intervenor-appellant for direct appeal to this Court pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 302(b). Motion Denied

- Posted by Rich Miller        


40 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 5:46 pm:

    Welp, that window is closing, closing…closing…


  2. - Norseman - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 5:46 pm:

    So much for that part of the campaign.

    SC is doing good work of late.


  3. - What is to be done - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 5:49 pm:

    Of course it was………………..


  4. - Wensicia - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 5:53 pm:

    I hope this was the timely response the Tribune editorial board wanted…Oops!


  5. - William j Kelly - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:03 pm:

    Rauner wasted a lot of people’s time with a scam petition he knew wasn’t going to make the ballot all along but it achieved its real goal of giving him something to distract republican primary voters with, sad.


  6. - Princess Lisa - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:07 pm:

    It’s hard to take the Supreme Court seriously when Anne Burke is married to Ed Burke


  7. - DuPage Dave - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:22 pm:

    I think our state supreme court may be the only entity in government functioning at an adult level these days.


  8. - AlabamaShake - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:24 pm:

    ** it achieved its real goal of giving him something to distract republican primary voters with**

    LOL - you think that was his goal? And not getting 500,000 IDs on folks he can target with a term limit message?


  9. - AlabamaShake - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:25 pm:

    **It’s hard to take the Supreme Court seriously when Anne Burke is married to Ed Burke**

    It’s hard to take you seriously when you choose to attack a Supreme Court justice based on who she is married to rather than the legal decisions that she makes.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:29 pm:

    “Look, Justice Burke is ageless and priceless, and is probably having lunch somewhere, with Jay Doherty and her powerful Alderman husband, and over the moon about something that is an exclusive that everyone has tongues wagging about. Natch.”

    No snark, the ILSC seems to have the bearings of what it takes to be in governance of Illinois best lately.

    All of them. No exceptions.


  11. - Anonymouse - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:33 pm:

    **It’s hard to take the Supreme Court seriously when Anne Burke is married to Ed Burke**

    Not to mention the fact that she is only one of nine justices and not even the Chief Justice.

    But I did just mention it.

    Would you make the same assertion if the gender roles were reversed, “Princess”?


  12. - Macbeth - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:41 pm:

    Sorry, Bruce.

    If you win — big if — you’re gonna have a heckuva time now.


  13. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:43 pm:

    Term Limited?

    We hear in the very near future the Illinois Supreme Court is going to rule on allowing the Term Limits petition challenge to be heard directly by the Illinois Supreme…

    Upshot - the question of this amendment being on the ballot is up in the air.

    Downshot - sending it to the Appellate Court might stall the amendment from making the November ballot for voters.

    Buckshot - Mega-Bucks Bruce Rauner and his allies financed this for allota bucks, and they may not see it put in front of the voters.

    Me thinks the list of names collected might be worth more to Rauner than any vote on Term Limits this November.

    Stay tuned.


  14. - foster brooks - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:44 pm:

    Isc is not rauner friendly. Kudos to them


  15. - Second Street - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:54 pm:

    Illinois Supreme Court has 7 members.


  16. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 6:56 pm:

    –Would you make the same assertion if the gender roles were reversed, “Princess”?–

    I’m guessing “Princess Lisa’s” handle is referencing that enlightened nickname that big-time-talent John Kass put on Lisa Madigan. Because she’s a woman. And her Dad rules the world, or something.

    So “Princess Lisa” could actually be male or female, but thinks JOhn Kass is a thoughtful and accomplished writer.

    Draw your own conclusions.


  17. - railrat - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 7:01 pm:

    hey keep throwing “stuff”, he has the resources… something may stick, and maybe just maybe some electorate are watching and contemplating.


  18. - Anonymouse - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 7:01 pm:

    ** Illinois Supreme Court has 7 members. **

    Oops.

    But point still valid.


  19. - summertimeblues - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 7:13 pm:

    I would take that as the signal they don’t intend to overturn the precedent that led to Mikva’s decision. Rauner can run to the appellate court, but they aren’t going to overturn a well reasoned opinion based on supreme court precedent after the supreme court said they didn’t want the case. Looks like Madigan’s legal team wins again. It’s over, Bruce. Move on.

    As for the snide comments about Burke - she is the only one who had courage to dissent in the Kanerva case and give pension reform a chance. She doesn’t deserve your criticism, let alone your sexist attitude.


  20. - William j Kelly - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 7:24 pm:

    First it’s the “management teams” fault now it’s “Ed Burke’s” fault, I can see what kind of “leader” rauner is!


  21. - William j Kelly - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 7:25 pm:

    One more thing rauner and Rahm have in common, it’s everybody else’s fault.


  22. - ArchPundit - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 7:37 pm:

    A Supreme Court that follows precedent. I know some think that is quaint.


  23. - Madison - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 7:54 pm:

    I guess Bruce forgot about that Marbury fella sued me a long time ago in the wrong courtroom!


  24. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 8:39 pm:

    HUGE, embarrassing Setback for Rauner. He and his attorneys need to take better note of this thing which Attorneys refer to a the “Rule of Law.” Case Precedent. The Illinois Supreme Court basically ruled on this issue many years ago–they meant it then, and they mean it now. Pat Quinn, who FIRST championed the cause 20 YEARS AGO, once again, by the way, Bruce, figured that one out the hard way THEN…!

    But Rauner was too stubborn and proud apparently to figure that out, figured just because he thinks he could make political hay out of term limits NOW, ‘cuz we have to “shake up” we know where, and apparently is used to getting whatEVer his little heart desires. I suppose that’s how a LOT of that “.01%” of Society, i.e. Multi-Billionaires look at life (obviously, the 99.99% of the REST of us wouldn’t understand that)…!

    Well, I hope Rauner has finally gotten the Message NOW from Illinois’ 3rd/Independent and Equally Powerful Branch of Government: NO GO on Term Limits in Illinois the way you (Rauner) wanted to go about it, dude. Mick said it first, Brucie: “You can’t always git what you want…!” GOT it now? Once and for all?

    Guess he’s not so successful in EVERYthing he has set out to do in Life apparently after ALL, to borrow Brucie’s own words, eh…?


  25. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 8:41 pm:

    That was meant to read above, “…refer to as the….”


  26. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 9:19 pm:

    Keep it in the news?
    The longer this thing hangs around, the better case Rauner makes for shaking up Springfield.


  27. - Oh, please.... - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 9:28 pm:

    DuPage Dave and others…was it hard to take George W. Bush seriously because of George H.W. Bush? What about Jeb? And Mayor Rich Daley because of the Boss? Did you find it hard to take Bill Daley seriously? And what about Dan Hynes, son of Tom Hynes? Don’t remember much outcry in any of these situations…hmmm….


  28. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 9:33 pm:

    Wordslinger-

    I always assumed that “Princess Lisa” was a disturbing allusion to Star Wars, her father being Darth Vader and all.


  29. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 9:38 pm:

    Willy -

    Agreed. The GOP members hit a rough patch on the med map caps decision…they returned to their senses after Kilbride handed the US Chamber’s rear back to them on a platter.

    “Holy crap, we can do whatever we think is right.”

    Massive failure for anyone who believes that The Court can be bullied or intimidated.


  30. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 9:40 pm:

    - Yellow Dog Democrat -,

    I did too for a short bit until “Madiganistan” became a “place”, then the Star Wars illusion faded.

    I had thought after all the “Madiganistan” a graphic novel was in the works with Quentin Tarantino. I mean if you’re gonna write fiction…


  31. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 9:45 pm:

    Vanillaman-

    Mr. “I have been a success at everything I have done” is compiling quite a track record.

    - killing Illinois pension reform
    - Killing Chicago pension reform
    - Blocking the Dillard appointment
    - Term limits

    If he was hoping to create momentum going into Election Day or a sense of inevitability, he is going about it the wrong way.


  32. - DuPage Bard - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 10:03 pm:

    The decision doesn’t matter. Those were GOP and Dem voters out in the suburbs that signed that petition. Rauner just got a lot of names of Dems outside Cook that he knows are tired of Springfield.


  33. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:13 pm:

    @DuPage Bard -

    And Quinn and everyone else got them too. Only they merely have to pay the photocopy charges.

    But heck, since we know that 80 percent of voters support term limits, what good does the list really do you?

    I mean, c’mon, if there is one thing Democrats and republicans have in common, it is that we all hate career politicians…from the other party.

    Does any Republican HONESTLY believe Bruce Rauner would keep his pledge to serve only one term? Ha. The campaign for 2018 starts in like, 30 months.


  34. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 17, 14 @ 11:20 pm:

    ===Massive failure for anyone who believes that The Court can be bullied or intimidated.===

    Spot on.

    It also means the constitution works. A good thing for all of us.


  35. - Come on Glenn - Friday, Jul 18, 14 @ 8:10 am:

    Has anyone taken a poll on what the electorate thinks about term limits in Illinois? What is the will of the people?


  36. - Stones - Friday, Jul 18, 14 @ 8:28 am:

    Glenn-

    The will of the people sometimes differs from the rule of law. Two different conversations.

    To your point - I wouldn’t presume that a huge majority is in term limits. There are supporters for sure but I think there are many on both sides of the issue.


  37. - wordslinger - Friday, Jul 18, 14 @ 8:34 am:

    –I am simply observing that anyone who would marry such Ed lacks basic judgment 101–

    You’re more than a little malignant and creepy.


  38. - SkepticalCal - Friday, Jul 18, 14 @ 8:35 am:

    This is most easily predicted by the political nature of our courts. The Democrats on the court may not want citizen backlash if they affirm the circuit court decision. And they surely do not want this proposal to pass. Don’t forget that even our highest court gets elected in a very partisan and expensive election.


  39. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jul 18, 14 @ 8:48 am:

    ===The Democrats on the court may not want citizen backlash if they affirm the circuit court decision. And they surely do not want this proposal to pass. Don’t forget that even our highest court gets elected in a very partisan and expensive election.===

    I guess that’s why they handled the insurance issues a few weeks ago as they did, 6-1.

    Pretty pathetic attempt to make things seem partisan, when the ILSC seems to be the only branch, at times, that has the Illinois Constitution in mind when acting.

    If it makes you sleep better, then make things partisan where it’s not.


  40. - lake county democrat - Friday, Jul 18, 14 @ 10:18 am:

    OW - personally I’ve never thought term limits is a partisan thing - oh, it tends to be brought up more by the Republicans, but when the microphones are turned off I’m sure many of them were happy to see this ballot initiative die, just like many Congressmen prefer divided government to having their party in complete control given that the only time incumbants get taken out in large number tend to be “backlash” elections (1980, 1994, 2006)


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend
* Fracking rules finally unveiled
* Question of the day
* A big IDOT roundup
* Even Steven, for now
* *** UPDATED x1 - Confirmed *** Report: Libertarians file charges
* Big guys dinged a bit, but little guys helped a lot
* Today's photo
* 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

          
        * iWatch dates, Sony IFA plans, Moto X+1 materials & more – Pocketnow Daily
        * Samsung Galaxy S5 – After The Buzz, Episode 38 (Video)
        * Dive into OS X Yosemite in Macworld's October Digital Edition
        * AT&T Offers $100 Bill Credit for New Next Line Activations
        * HTC One E8 lands in the US with carrier support
        * Latest Sony IFA teaser offers some mysterious measurements
        * What’s in our bag for IFA 2014: Pocketnow Insider

        * Alienware Area-51 Redesign: One Hot Hell of a Gaming Rig
        * Galaxy Note 4 Rumor Roundup: What We Can Expect At IFA
        * White House Nominates New Chief of IP Enforcement
        * American Airlines Fares Return to Orbitz
        * K Street Black Rock: Burning Man’s Billionaires Row
        * iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup: What We Know So Far
        * Lyft claims Uber cost its drivers major money with recruitment tactics

        * Abreu already a leader in White Sox clubhouse
        * Final stretch of at-bats a gauge for Avisail
        * Wins not representative of lefties' August outings
        * No plan yet for 'Hawk' to limit travel schedule
        * No plan yet for 'Hawk' to limit travel schedule
        * While Sox try to summon spoiler energy for Detroit series
        * De Aza makes leaping catch while avoiding Eaton


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

        Archives
        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


        * Gov. Pat Quinn pays tribute to former Mayor Jan.....
        * Burr Oak Cemetery monument dedicated..
        * Illinois aims to end workplace discrimination a.....
        * Family Of Jackie Robinson West Little League Te.....


        * Engine trouble force cancellation of Amtrak train
        * Ingleside middle school teacher wanted for assault
        * State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules
        * U of I facing scrutiny over job-offer decision
        * Illinois governor grants 38 clemency requests
        * Highway interchange named for former Chicago mayor
        * 30-year prison terms in Decatur home invasion
        * Prairie Farms cuts 66 jobs in St. Louis County
        * Monument dedicated at suburban Chicago cemetery
        * 20-year-old woman guilty in Joliet double murder

        * Quinn grants 38 clemency requests
        * IDNR issues long-awaited ‘fracking’ rules
        * Court rules state retirees can stop paying health insurance premiums
        * Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes
        * Fracking industry officials donating to Rauner
        * IDNR set to release fracking rules Friday
        * DNR: $1 hunting, fishing licenses for Illinois seniors not ready
        * Renovation of Illinois Supreme Court building completed
        * Vallas: Rauner income tax rollback would cost schools $4 billion
        * Rauner: Department of Agriculture 'full of cronyism'

        * American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal
        * Meet Bruce Rauner, the big spender
        * Organic grocer pulls plug on plans for old Fox & Obel site
        * Chicago business barometer rebounds in August
        * Long-awaited fracking rules released


        * Joliet woman guilty in double-murder; two more to stand trial
        * Aurora couple on O’Hare shuttle bus ‘landed in a pile of humans’ after crash
        * Ex-Cook County worker charged with fraud in grant program
        * Renaming interchange a fitting tribute to Byrne
        * Critic of Israel doesn’t belong on Gaza fact-finding panel
        * Speed up DNA testing


        * 2 men wounded in separate shootings reported at same time
        * 2 firefighters on way to work come to aid of driver, passengers in bus crash
        * Judge limits Harvey from misusing water cash
        * Burr Oak Cemetery monument dedicated
        * Judge tosses challenge to flame retardant rules
        * Man convicted in Schaumburg hotel robbery acquitted of attempted murder
        * Circle Interchange renamed in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne
        * Man convicted in '99 fatal DUI crash, gets 6 years in new DUI case
        * Man hurt when car hits garage, flips over in West Chicago
        * Paramedic delivers his own baby on Edens Expressway


        * Donated Breast Milk Helps Sick Infants
        * DNR Releases Fracking Rules
        * Update From Ferguson Via KWMU's Rachel Lippmann
        * Listen to State Week - August 29, 2014
        * Inspector's Report Reveals Clout Hiring At IDOT
        * 'Belleville' The Movie Is NOT A Documentary
        * Journalist and doctor encourage honest conversations about death
        * Libertarians Survive Illinois GOP's Ballot Challenge
        * Undocumented Immigrants Call For Presidential Orders
        * State Retirees To Stop Paying Health Premiums


        * Dave Bender: Hope for the unfinished business of immigration reform
        * Quinn grants 38 clemency requests
        * IDNR issues long-awaited ‘fracking’ rules
        * E.J. Dionne: 2014 and the limits of rage
        * Esther Cepeda: Farmers markets, here I come
        * Rep. Tom Morrison: What Illinois could learn from other states
        * Court rules state retirees can stop paying health insurance premiums
        * Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes
        * Fracking industry officials donating to Rauner
        * IDNR set to release fracking rules Friday


        * High school football scoreboard, Aug. 29, 2014
        * "HS Football: Villa Grove vs Arthur-Lovington
        * Police reports
        * Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote
        * Medical marijuana competition tough as deadline nears
        * Man gets 4 years for selling rental tools at flea market
        * Collinsville police looking for stabbing suspect
        * Friday's prep highlights: Chargers duo leads way
        * Illinois governor grants 38 clemency requests
        * Amtrak train stalls along U.S. 51


        * Fire's Yallop moves on after loss of Jones
        * Warrant issued for Gavin South teacher charged with sex crimes
        * 56th District hopefuls disagree on finality of pension reform
        * Is Hawk Harrelson going to cut back schedule in 2015?
        * Two firefighters help rescue driver, 15 passengers in O'Hare bus crash

        * Congressman recognizes Thomasboro's 150th ...
        * Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground i...
        * Tom Kacich: Rauner's focus will soon shift...
        * Shimkus not taking anything for granted de...
        * Shimkus Supports Strikes, Criticizes Presi...
        * #DirtyDenier$ Day 5: Congressman John M. S...
        * Politics Notebook: Shimkus to meet with ve...
        * GOP congressmen from Illinois, Kentucky to...
        * Facebook, Local Chambers of Commerce Host ...
        * Shimkus seeks investigation of federal dis...

        * Durbin and Oberweis trade barbs at Roundtable...
        * Durbin and Oberweis trade barbs at Roundtable...
        * Durbin and Oberweis trade barbs at Roundtable...
        * Durbin and Oberweis trade barbs at Roundtable...
        * Durbin and Oberweis trade barbs at Roundtable...

        * Putin hopeful Russia won't lose right to h......

        * New London school board takes back its offer to “Dr.” Terrence Carter.
        * Chicagoetry: Sphinx Of Procopius
        * The Beachwood Radio Hour #21: Federal Judge Rules The Koschman Conspiracy Worked
        * Illinois Democrat Leader Says Republicans Would Hire ISIS Terrorists
        * Coalition Hopeful Hydraulic Fracturing is One Step Closer in Illinois
        * Illinois UFO sighting resembled Star Wars ship, Waltonville witness claims
        * Durbin says Obama should bypass Congress on immigration
        * ERA passage could undermine new Illinois pregnant mom law
        * Andrzejewski: How Quinn Pumps his Friends Pensions
        * Lt. Colonel Allen West endorses Colonel Larry Kaifesh for U.S. Congress [video]


        * Quinn Refuses to Answer New IDOT Questions
        * IDNR Delivers Revised Rules to Implement Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act - Rules strengthened to ensure public participation, improve transparency, toughen penalties and protect the environment
        * Governor Quinn Proclaims September as “Recovery Month” in Illinois - Encourages people to speak up about mental illness and substance abuse
        * Governor Quinn Dedicates Jane Byrne Interchange - Governor Renames Circle Interchange in Honor of Chicago’s First and Only Female Mayor to Date
        * Rauner Rolls Out Students for Rauner Coalition




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