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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</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 <ref>http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/CourtsInIL.htm</ref> and the chief justice is elected by the court from its members for a three-year term.
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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.
  
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</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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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.
  
==Georgia Supreme Court rulings on ballot measures==
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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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==Current justices==
* Robert R. Thomas, Chief Justice (2nd District)
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* [[judgepedia:Robert R. Thomas|Robert Thomas]] Chief Justice (2nd District)
* Thomas R. Fitzgerald (1st District)
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* [[judgepedia:Thomas R. Fitzgerald|Thomas Fitzgerald]] (1st District)
* Charles E. Freeman (1st District)
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* [[judgepedia:Charles E. Freeman|Charles Freeman]] (1st District)
* Rita B. Garman (4th District)
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* [[judgepedia:Rita B. Garman|Rita Garman]] (4th District)
* Lloyd A. Karmeier (5th District)
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* [[judgepedia:Lloyd A. Karmeier|Lloyd Karmeier]] (5th District)
* Thomas L. Kilbride (3rd District)
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* [[judgepedia:Thomas L. Kilbride|Thomas Kilbride]] (3rd District)
* Anne M. Burke, (1st District)
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* [[judgepedia:Anne M. Burke|Anne Burke]] (1st District)
  
==References==
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==External links==
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*[http://www.state.il.us/court/ Supreme Court of Illinois]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_Illinois Wikipedia article on the Illinois Supreme Court]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Court_of_Illinois Wikipedia article on the Illinois Supreme Court]
 
*[http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/meetsupremecourt.asp List of Supreme Court Justices] from Supreme Court's website
 
*[http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/meetsupremecourt.asp List of Supreme Court Justices] from Supreme Court's website
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==External links==
 
*[http://www.state.il.us/court/ Supreme Court of Illinois]
 
  
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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.[1]. 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.

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. [2] 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.

Rulings on ballot measures

Current justices

External links

References