Injustice Watch answers your questions about the upcoming judicial retention races in Cook County.
Back when she was a prosecutor, Judge Megan Goldish allegedly accepted a false statement in a murder case against a Chicago teen who was later exonerated.
Nearly four years passed before an allegation that Appellate Judge Shelly Harris tried to intervene in his nephew’s appeal became public. Bar associations made no mention of the allegation by retired Appellate Judge Mary Anne Mason, even as Harris ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Illinois Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Justice P. Scott Neville Jr. will keep his seat. In Appellate Court races, incumbents saw mixed results.
Illinois Supreme Court candidate Shelly Harris has contended that the accusation that he acted unethically on behalf of a nephew is a false charge by a former colleague who supports an opponent in his race.
A retired appellate judge said that a discussion that Illinois Supreme Court candidate Shelly Harris had with her about a pending case involving his nephew has led to a complaint to the state agency that investigates judicial misconduct.
A single candidate has poured more than $1.9 million of his own money into the campaign, making this race more expensive than the last two Illinois Supreme Court races combined.
As of March 11, the three white candidates in the Illinois Supreme Court election have outraised the four people of color by a ratio of 2-to-1.
As Injustice Watch launches our 2020 Judicial Election Voting Guide, we’re answering some common questions about how judicial elections work.
Frank DiFranco, who is running for judge in the 12th subcircuit Republican primary, is accused of knowingly taking a false confession that sent a man to prison for 27 years.