The big news out of Judge Thomas Meyers’ courtroom today is that he announced he will render a decision on March 26.
That’s the first day of Spring Break for Crystal Lake Grade School students, probably of bigger importance to them than whether Meyer decides to name a Special Prosecutor to investigate whether Sheriff Keith Nygren spent tax dollars to advance his campaign by putting six-sided stars, used first in his campaign, all over the Sheriff’s Department.
The Judge, however, continues not to be interested in whether a crime has been committed, but, rather, whether a conflict exists on McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s part that would justify naming someone to stand in his stead and see whether Nygren deserves to be indicted.
There were arguments that appeared arcane to this non-lawyer.
It comes down to the fact that Meyer has the discretion to appoint a Special Prosecutor if he wants to.
But, he doesn’t have to.
No doubt about that.