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Illinois Courts Commission enters into joint decision to reprimand Judge Gregory Householter, No. 03 CCI- August 25, 2003 By Lawrence X. Pusateri Bench and Bar, March 2004 A stipulation of facts recounted that Judge Gregory Householter had delayed rendering decisions in certain cases assigned to him.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 2004 1. The Illinois Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Report on the annual meeting of the American Bar Association House of Delegates By Edward J. Schoenbaum Bench and Bar, January 2004 At its August 2003 meeting, the ABA House of Delegates approved several measures of significance to the bench and bar in Illinois.
ISBA member and WBAI President Elizabeth Budzinski appointed as Associate Judge in Circuit Court of Cook County By Susan M. Witt Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, December 2003 Elizabeth M. Budzinski, well known to many within the ISBA , was appointed Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County on April 22, 2003.
Illinois Judicial Conference Bench and Bar, November 2003 The following are the remarks of Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Ann G. McMorrow delivered to the opening session of the 2003 Annual Illinois Judicial Conference on October 23, 2003.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, November 2003 1. The Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judges: • Mitchell Ware, Cook County Circuit, 8th Subcircuit, Reinstated, October 1, 2003; • David B. Atkins, Cook, County Circuit, 5th Subcircuit, October 8, 2003;   2. The circuit judges have appointed the following to be associate judges: • Ronald D. Sutter, 18th Circuit, August 21, 2003; • William P. Brady, 16th Circuit, October 30, 2002.    3. The following judge has deceased:
Thoughts from the appellate court: Or, what to do about a crocodile in the bathtub By Barbara Johnson Women and the Law, November 2003 When Supreme Court Justice Bob Thomas swore me in on December 2, 2002, as an appellate judge for the second district I knew exactly what to expect. Or did I?
Real judges By Harlington Wood, Jr. Bench and Bar, August 2003 My father was a lawyer in Illinois and for 16 years was an elected judge on the county court, a court of limited jurisdiction.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, August 2003 1. The Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judge:
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, June 2003 The Supreme Court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has appointed the following to be Circuit Judges:
2002 annual report to the 93rd Illinois General Assembly Bench and Bar, May 2003 The 49th annual meeting of the Illinois Judicial Conference was held October 24-25, 2002, in Chicago.
Case summaries By Joan Smuda, Hon. Michael Kiley, and Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, May 2003 In December 1998, the State sought to terminate the parental rights of respondent parents to their two children.
“Real Judges” By Harlington Wood, Jr. Federal Civil Practice, May 2003 My father was a lawyer in Illinois and for 16 years was an elected judge on the county court, a court of limited jurisdiction.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, May 2003 The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges.
Remarks to the Senate Appropriations Committee By Hon. Mary Ann G. McMorrow Bench and Bar, May 2003 I am pleased to be here this afternoon to discuss the budget request of the Supreme Court.
Judicial general election By Hon. Dennis M. Dohm Bench and Bar, March 2003 The results of the November 5, 2002, general election are now in. Candidates running for judicial office who were elected are listed below with their party affiliation and city of residence.
Judicial retention election By Hon. Dennis M. Dohm Bench and Bar, March 2003 The 1970 Constitution, Article VI, section 12(d), provides that an elected judge may seek to be retained in judicial office upon expiration of the judge's term office.
Ombudsman By Hon. George S. Miller Bench and Bar, March 2003 A judge "berates and belittles" lawyers in open court. Another is often sarcastic and flippant.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, March 2003 1. The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges:
The journey from lawyer to judge By James D. Wascher Bench and Bar, January 2003 When Supreme Court Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald swore me in as a Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County in June of 2001, I thought that I knew exactly what to expect, based on more than 20 years of experience as a trial attorney, but the surprises and challenges of judicial service began the very next day.
Magistrate judge settlement conferences in the Northern District of Illinois By Morton Denlow Federal Civil Practice, January 2003 There are nine United States magistrate judges in Chicago. A major part of our duties consists of conducting settlement conferences.
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, January 2003 1. The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges:
State tax judges meet in Salt Lake City By Alexander P. White State and Local Taxation, January 2003 Forty state tax judges were in attendance at the 21st Annual State and Local Taxation Conference that convened in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 26, 2002.
Case summaries By Hon. Lloyd A. Karmeier and Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, September 2002 The United States Supreme Court has held that the Minnesota Supreme Court's Canon of Judicial Conduct that prohibited judicial candidates from stating their view on disputed legal or political issues violates the First Amendment (Republican Party of Minnesota, et al. v. White, 2002 WL 1378604 (June 27, 2002) Scalia, J. (Stevens, Ginsberg, Souter and Breyer, JJ. Dissenting)).
Recent judicial appointments and retirements Bench and Bar, September 2002 (1) The Supreme Court has accepted the resignations of the following judges:
Learning from dicta By Adrienne W. Albrecht Bench and Bar, May 2002 Once again, Appellate Court justices have expressed their frustration at briefs that do not comply with the Supreme Court Rules in an opinion
Case summaries By Michael Kiley and Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. Bench and Bar, January 2002 Former Judge David Shields was convicted in March 1992 of a felony. Shields sought a refund of all of his contributions to the Judges' Retirement System ($113,222.04).
Profiles in success: a conversation with two pioneering women justices from the Fifth District of the Illinois Court of Appeals By Tracy L. Prosser Women and the Law, December 2001 "Can girls be judges?" This question was not uttered decades or even centuries ago but within the past several months by the nine-year-old daughter of newly appointed appellate court Justice Melissa Chapman Rheinecker.
Cook County Chief Judge Donald P. O’Connell retires effective July 31, 2001 By Hon. Michael Jordan Bench and Bar, July 2001 Following Judge O'Connell's announcement in June that he planned to retire, articles in all news outlets unanimously heralded O'Connell's judicial career as having been nothing short of perfection.
Recent judicial appontments and retirements Bench and Bar, August 2000 (1) The supreme court, pursuant to its constitutional appointment authority, has made the following appointment:

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