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Illinois Sup Ct – State retirees can keep their annual compounded COLAs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:15pm 5/8/2015 at 4:15pm

Hey, remember when I wrote in February 2011 how state employees accused Scott Walker of being Hitler because he wanted to scale back state employee unions? First They Came For The Right To Retire After 30 Years On Full Salary With COLAs.

Welcome to Illinois, where in 2011 the legislature made a...

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First Libby, Now Burris

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:17am 5/27/2009 at 10:17am

On December 9, 2008, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald held an emergency press conference to announce a criminal complaint against then Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. While there were many accusations, the most prominent and inflammatory was...

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Blagojevich Is Good At Making Others Look Bad

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 5:59pm 1/17/2009 at 5:59pm

I don’t pretend to know the ins and outs of Illinois politics. I’ve been following the Rod Blagojevich saga as an outsider looking in, from a legal perspective. One things seems clear to me, as we approach the impeachment trial: Rod Blagojevich is very good at making others look bad.

When Illinois...

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Something’s Fishy About The Burris “Paperwork” Fiasco

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 4:47pm 1/13/2009 at 4:47pm

Has anybody actually seen the paperwork Roland Burris submitted to the Secretary of the Senate which caused Harry Reid and Dick Durbin to approve seating Burris?

In her January 12, 2009 Press Release, the Secretary of the Senate stated that “Mr. Burris’s certificate, and accompanying documentation, appear to contain all the essential...

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The Burris-Murkowski Double Standard

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 10:43am 1/11/2009 at 10:43am

Harry Reid and Dick Durbin have been adamant that they will not seat Roland Burris unless Illinois Secretary...

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Harry Reid Is Wrong — There Has Been A Senate Appointment Without A Secretary Of State Certification

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 6:17pm 1/10/2009 at 6:17pm

Harry Reid is refusing to seat Roland Burris because Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will not sign a certificate complying with Senate Rule 2. Reid made the following statement justifying his position:

And we have a situation here...

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Will The Fate Of The Constitution Turn On An 8×10″ Framed Certificate?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 9:58am 1/10/2009 at 9:58am

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Harry Reid, U.S. Senate Majority Leader, needlessly has created a potential constitutional crisis over the seating of Roland Burris, the lawful appointee of Illinois Gov....
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Harry Reid’s Ego v. The Junior Senator From Illinois

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:55pm 1/9/2009 at 2:55pm

Harry Reid refuses to give in to the U.S. Constitution. With each passing day, Reid has been embarrassing himself more and more. The decision of the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that Roland Burris is the lawful appointee of Gov. Rod Blagojevich makes clear that this dispute is about Reid’s ego,...

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Illinois Supreme Court Denies Burris Request – Does Burris Win By Losing?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 9, 2009 at 1:56pm 1/9/2009 at 1:56pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied the request of Roland Burris for a writ of mandamus ordering Secretary of State Jesse White to sign and seal the Certificate of Appointment issued by Gov. Rod Blagojevich. While seemingly a loss for Burris, t...

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A Simple Solution To The Burris Certification Lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 9, 2009 at 10:30am 1/9/2009 at 10:30am

In a previous post, I discussed the lawsuit filed by Roland Burris in the Illinois Supreme Court seeking to compel Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to sign...

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Catch 22 — Burris Suit Turns on Meaning of “Commissions”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 4:29pm 1/7/2009 at 4:29pm

On December 31, 2008, Roland Burris filed suit in the Illinois Supreme Court seeking an order compelling Secretary of State Jesse White to sign and affix the state seal to the Certificate of Appointment (see Exhibit A to Burris’ Complaint) signed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointing Burris to Barack Obama’s open...

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Thanks, and Happy New Year

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11:11am 12/31/2008 at 11:11am

Legal Insurrection Blog started on October 12, 2008, with what is still my favorite post, Obama is Door No. 2.

In those first days, readership consisted of me, a few relatives, a couple of neighbors, and some friends of relatives. Then a handful of other followers signed on, for reasons I am...

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The Illinois Attorney General’s Suit To Remove Blagojevich Looks Even Worse In Retrospect

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 22, 2008 at 9:41pm 12/22/2008 at 9:41pm

Thanks to Open Line Blog and Capitol Fax for cross-posting this piece.
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On Friday, December 12, 2008, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a motion in the Illinois Supreme Court seeking emergency injunctive relief removing Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office, or alternatively, stripping Blagojevich of his executive powers. On December 17, 2008,...

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Does Fitzgerald Really Have Blagojevich’s Blue Dress?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 11:49am 12/21/2008 at 11:49am

Thanks to Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.
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On December 19, 2008, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich went in front of the television cameras and boldly proclaimed that he had done nothing wrong, much less criminal. Blagojevich pledged to “fight” to his “last breadth,” invoking words similar to Winston Churchill’s “fight on the...

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Lisa Madigan’s Lawsuit Almost Caused Irreparable Damage to Illinois

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 7:21am 12/18/2008 at 7:21am

Thanks for Illinois Review for cross-posting this piece.
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The lawsuit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office had almost no legal or factual basis. Legally, the lawsuit failed to set forth any authority which would warrant the Illinois Supreme Court supplanting the constitutional impeachment process...

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Illinois Supreme Court Rejects AG Madigan’s Motion To Remove Blagojevich

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 3:07pm 12/17/2008 at 3:07pm

As we predicted repeatedly (here, and here, and

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Blagojevich 2 – Madigans 0, But Fitzgerald Hasn’t Batted Yet

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 12:03am 12/17/2008 at 12:03am

The first attempt of Illinois legislators to meet to lay the groundwork for impeaching Gov. Rod Blagojevich didn’t get off the ground. The legislative committee put together by House Speaker Michael Madigan stopped working after less than two hours. Reports indicate that the committee was stymied when U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald...

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