Fourth District faces question whether judges have option to run for election over retention

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March 28, 2016

For the first time since three St. Clair County judges resigned their seats only to rerun for them to avoid a retention vote, a court whose judges owe their jobs to voters will decide whether the Illinois Constitution lets this move stand.
 

The Fourth District Court of Appeals in Illinois will decide if Sangamon County Associate Judge Estaban Sanchez was correct when he ruled that chief judge John Baricevic and circuit judges Robert Haida and Robert LeChien properly exercised an option in the Illinois Constitution to choose whether to run in a contested election or stand for a retention vote.
 

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