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Illinois: appellate court allows candidates to qualify for circuit judge seats

The Chicago Tribute reports: The Illinois Appellate Court reversed a temporary restraining order Tuesday in a case involving three judges who missed a filing deadline to run for retention, opening the door for other candidates to seek their seats.

The ruling could soon be moot, however, if a Cook County circuit judge grants the judges' motion for summary judgment on grounds that the current December filing deadline violates the state constitution. ...

Lawyers for the three judges obtained the temporary restraining order preventing other candidates from filing for the seats while a court battle is waged to get the three judges on the ballot. -- Chicago Tribune | Reversal of court order opens door to candidates

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