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Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Remap Referendum

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Written by Austin Berg

In a 4-3 ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court erased from November ballots a referendum on legislative mapmaking, and handed a major victory to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan Aug. 25.

In its ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the July 20 decision from Cook County Circuit Court Judge Diane Larsen.

This stands as the second time in the last three years that Madigan’s top lawyer, Michael Kasper, has successfully sued to stop mapmaking reform in its tracks.

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Illinois Democrats Sue to Stop Term Limit Ballot Question

A lawsuit filed by a Democratic Party attorney seeks to prevent term limits and political redistricting questions from appearing on Illinois’ ballot in November.

The lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court argues that the state Board of Elections shouldn’t spend public funds on two proposals to amend the Illinois constitution that it calls invalid.

The first would establish term limits for lawmakers and is led by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner.Continue Reading