Perhaps the last of the election recount cases involving punch card voting. Represented an unsuccessful mayoral candidate in a landmark election case overturning the election results after the election, and seating the unsuccessful mayor in office after votes were subtracted from the successful candidate for fraudulent conduct involving absentee ballots.
Successful challenge to sufficiency of public question referendum involving the issuance of bonds wherein the binding requirement of petitions was upheld.
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.
Defended a challenge to compel the certification of candidates after the city clerk, pursuant to her apparent conformity authority, denied certification because the candidates’ statements of economic interests were not filed in the same calendar year as their nominating petitions, as required by the Election Code.
Landmark election case representing an unsuccessful state Representative candidate in a challenge involving a tie vote with voting irregularities and missing ballots, resulting in candidate winning the case and being elected Representative in the General Assembly.
Landmark “rule of three” case wherein police officer sought review of decision by civil service commission and police chief after police officer was passed over for promotion to corporal. The Appellate Court held that: (1) officer had no protected property right to promotion to corporal, and (2) commission and police chief did not violate statute…
The Appellate Court held that the candidate substantially complied with the petition filing requirements though the statement of candidacy was filed three days after the nominating petitions were filed, and was allowed to be placed on the election ballot.
Successfully defended electrical union in a complex labor litigation dispute.
Opponents of pollution control facility sought review, under the Environmental Protection Act, of Pollution Control Board’s decision allowing construction of facility. Appellate Court found that the public hearing conducted by village board of trustees was fundamentally fair.
Petitioner sought judicial review of decision by township electoral board that objector was not required to plead and prove standing to contest political candidate’s nominating petitions as part of prima facie case.