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{{tnr}}The '''Supreme Court of Illinois''' is the highest judicial court of the state of [[Illinois]]. The court's authority is granted in Article VI of the current [[Illinois Constitution]] , which provides for seven justices elected from the five appellate judicial districts of the state.<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/con6.htm Constitution of the State of Illinois]</ref>. The district encompassing Cook County is represented by three justices, while the other four districts elect one each. Each justice is elected for a term of ten years and the chief justice is elected by the court from its members for a three-year term.
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The court has limited original jurisdiction, hears appeals of right in death penalty cases and cases where the constitutionality of laws has been called into question, and has a docket of discretionary appeal from the Illinois Appellate Court.  Along with the state legislature, the court promulgates court rules for the state as a whole.  Also, its members have the authority to elevate trial judges to the appellate court on a temporary basis. <ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1833&ChapAct=705%26nbsp%3BILCS%26nbsp%3B25%2F&ChapterID=50&ChapterName=COURTS&ActName=Appellate+Court+Act%2E Appellate Court Act]</ref> The court administers professional discipline through the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee and they govern initial licensing through the Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar.
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==Rulings on ballot measures==
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* In 1978, the court removed the [[Illinois Initiative (1978)]] from the ballot on the grounds that it violated [[Article XIV, Illinois Constitution#Section 3|Section 3 of Article XIV]] of the [[Illinois Constitution]].
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==Current justices==
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* [[judgepedia:Robert R. Thomas|Robert Thomas]] Chief Justice (2nd District)
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* [[judgepedia:Thomas R. Fitzgerald|Thomas Fitzgerald]] (1st District)
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* [[judgepedia:Charles E. Freeman|Charles Freeman]] (1st District)
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* [[judgepedia:Rita B. Garman|Rita Garman]] (4th District)
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* [[judgepedia:Lloyd A. Karmeier|Lloyd Karmeier]] (5th District)
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* [[judgepedia:Thomas L. Kilbride|Thomas Kilbride]] (3rd District)
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* [[judgepedia:Anne M. Burke|Anne Burke]] (1st District)
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==External links==
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*[http://www.state.il.us/court/ Supreme Court of Illinois]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_Illinois Wikipedia article on the Illinois Supreme Court]
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*[http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/meetsupremecourt.asp List of Supreme Court Justices] from Supreme Court's website
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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[[Category:Illinois]]
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[[Category:State supreme courts]]
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Latest revision as of 12:07, 21 January 2014