Representing the Forest Preserve of Cook County, successfully litigated in the Supreme Court that the Employee Appeals Board possessed jurisdiction to discharge a police sergeant who was indicted by the grand jury on criminal charges involving the unauthorized purchase of police badges.
Landmark residency case involving Rahm Emanuel wherein the Appellate Court reversed the Electoral Board and Circuit Court, and the Supreme Court reversed the Appellate Court, upholding residency.
Landmark election law case which successfully upheld the validity of the candidate’s petitions involving party-switching restrictions rendering the candidate eligible to be placed on the ballot.
Candidate for city mayor sought judicial review, on due process grounds, of decision by city’s electoral board that sustained objector’s challenge to sufficiency of candidate’s nominating petitions.
Landmark decision upholding the Board’s decision to dismiss a police officer for abandoning his post during an emergency situation after being denied permission to leave; Supreme Court reversed Appellate Court.
Represented City in defense against a challenge to the City’s billboard regulation scheme alleging that it violated the Illinois Highway Advertising Control Act and the U.S. Constitution’s free speech, due process, and equal protection provisions.
Landmark election law case establishing precedent on numerous election ballot issues including the definition of “chads” which would later be used in Bush v. Gore, 121 S. Ct. 525 (2000).
United Citizens of Chicago and Illinois v. Coalition to Let the People Decide in 1989, 125 Ill.2d 332 (1988)
Submitted an amicus curiae brief involving the Municipal Code and Election Code requiring an interim election to fill the vacancy in office of Mayor of Chicago.
Consolidated cases involving questions that related primarily to the scope of power of legislative bodies in home rule municipalities, and adopting certain ordinances wherein the legislative body of the municipality party would appoint certain municipal officers.