* 12:01 pm - I’ve confirmed that Gov. Pat Quinn is planning a quick visit to the appellate courts to try to overturn Judge Cohen’s ruling from this morning that denied Quinn a stay on Cohen’s Thursday legislative pay ruling. Quinn wanted the stay during his appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Fasten your seatbelts, campers.
*** UPDATE *** * 12:20 pm - Tribune…
“The governor violated the constitution. He had no right to do that despite his benevolent intent,” Cohen said.
Cohen commended Topinka for following his order to “immediately” issue checks.
Testimony showed Topinka will issue checks for October by 3 p.m. today. Quinn attorneys are appealing Cohen’s denial of a stay immediately to the state appellate court.
Quinn’s attorneys argued that “no one in this courtroom” believed Cohen’s decision that the governor violated the constitution “would be the final word in this case.”