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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)


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