Illinois Supreme Court to Meet Remotely to Finish January Oral Arguments


 The Illinois Supreme Court will hold oral arguments via the Zoom videoconference platform when it hears two cases on January 18. The court will hear arguments in MB Financial Bank, N.A., etc., et al. v. Tim Brophy, etc. et al. and William Walton v. Roosevelt University. This is being done out of an abundance of caution due to a few positive COVID cases among support staff. 

Oral arguments will begin at 9 a.m. The full Call of the Docket for the January 2023 Term is available on the Court’s website by clicking here

The court met earlier this month in Springfield to hear one case on January 10 and two cases on January 12. 

The public is invited to view oral arguments via livestream by clicking here

Posted on January 17, 2023 by Timothy A. Slating
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Keeping remote oral arguments an option on a case-by-case basis is a very good procedure.  Some attorneys or spectators may also, on a date close to argument, test positive for COVID.  Further, disabled lawyers exist, as do disabled parties, and while the grandeur of on location oral argument may be preferred, logistical accessibility may be a more important factor to properly serve the full access to justice goals.

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