As predicted by anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of the law, the Illinois Supreme Court has rejected McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren’s appeal of the Appellate Court’s unanimous affirmation of Associate Judge Thomas Meyer’s affirmation of an arbitrator’s decision concerning the re-hiring of former Deputy Zane Seipler.
Nygren refused to follow the finding of the arbitrator selected pursuant to the labor contract he signed.
He filed for what is called administrative review, which requires a judge to see if the arbitrator’s decision was reasonable.
McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren next refused to follow the administrative review court decision by McHenry County Associate Judge Thomas Meyer.
Nygren appealed it to the Second Appellate Court in Elgin.
When that court panel ruled unanimously in Seipler’s favor, Nygren wasn’t done stalling.
In October, he instructed his attorney to appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Now the State Supreme Court has refused to hear the case and remanded it back to the Appellate Court.
Today that Springfield panel ruled in Seipler’s favor, as you can see below:
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What next, the United States Supreme Court?