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Section Newsletter Articles on Blagojevich Trial

The powers of the state legislature in filling senatorial vacancies: A federal constitutional authority By Mitchell B. Goldberg Government Lawyers, April 2009 Under the plain language of the Federal Constitution, the Illinois General Assembly’s power seems to be supreme with respect to establishing or limiting the power of appointment, enabling that body to act without fear of veto or other action by the then-sitting Governor.
‘Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy’—Sunshine on my subpoenas does not: a case summary of Better Government Association v. Blagojevich By Sharon L. Eiseman Government Lawyers, April 2009 Illinois courts must enforce the legislative policy that “the sunshine of public scrutiny is the best antidote to public corruption[.]”