The newsletter of the ISBA’s Standing Committee on Government Lawyers
April 2009, vol. 10, no. 3
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In This Issue…
- The powers of the state legislature in filling senatorial vacancies: A federal constitutional authority
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.
- Public sector discipline: November 2008 term of the Supreme Court, and some advice to attorneys, judges, and law students
Given the recent number of substance abuse cases that have been reported in this newsletter, the editors suggest a reminder to all attorneys, judges, and law students of the availability of the Lawyers’ Assistance Program.
- ‘Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy’—Sunshine on my subpoenas does not: a case summary of Better Government Association v. Blagojevich
A variety of useful links, from tax changes to gardening to Illinois history to waterparks.
- Summary of recent decisions
Recent cases of interest to government lawyers.
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