What's Going on with the IL Supreme Court?
This November there will be two newly-redistricted seats up for election: the 2nd Judicial District (DeKalb, Lake, Kane, Kendall and McHenry Counties) and the 3rd Judicial District (Bureau, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, LaSalle and Will Counties). If right-wing forces take over the Illinois Supreme Court and align with the politicized majority at the U.S. Supreme Court, many of our hard-won freedoms in Illinois will be in jeopardy.
Judge Elizabeth Rochford (D) and Mark Curran (R) will be on the ballot in the 2nd District. Judge Michael Burke (R) and Judge Mary Kay O'Brien (D) will be on the ballot in the 3rd District. Once elected, judges serve for 10 years.
If right-wing forces take over the Illinois Supreme Court, many hard-won legislative victories and expanded rights could be in jeopardy. Recent headlines underscore that abortion rights could be threatened in Illinois and a conservative majority in the WI Supreme Court is rolling back voting rights by disallowing absentee ballot drop boxes.
These races may not be at the top of the ballot, but there is so much at stake. Supreme Court Justices can defend or roll back the rights and protections we have fought for in Illinois.
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