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.
Candidate who filed petitions for placement on the primary ballot for seat on DuPage County Board filed civil rights suit seeking injunction directing county board of election commissioners to place candidate’s name on ballot despite candidate’s failure to paginate petition. The Court allowed ballot access.
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.
Landmark election case wherein it was held that improprieties in connection with petition circulation process warranted invalidation of entire signature sheets rather than just individual signatures. This case stands as one of the three “pattern of fraud” election cases regularly cited.
Signature requirements for nomination petition of candidate for sheriff of Cook County did not violate his equal protection, due process, or First Amendment rights.
Appellate Court held that finding of guilty did not constitute “conviction” of incumbent as such term is used in State Constitution and statutes relating to ouster.
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.