Since when has it been too hot for Cook County politicians to stay in the arena?
Apparently when former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb indicted Richard M. Daley nephew Richard J. “R.J”
Vanecko the possible public perception that the fix could be in if one of Daley’s former Assistant State’s Attorneys tried the case and the resulting media uproar was so bad that Cook County Chief Judge decided to take the admonition that the judiciary should not have the appearance of impropriety seriously.
He bucked the case up the the Illinois Supreme Court, asking that a judge from another circuit be assigned the case.
The Supreme Court assigned that task to McHenry County’s Chief Judge Michael J. Sullivan.
Today, Sullivan is set to announce the “winner” in the game that will raise the name identification of one criminal courts judge sky high.
If the person selected does a credible job, that judge could end up a favorite for an Appellate or Supreme Court slot in the future
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Care to speculate on who Judge Sullivan will select?
I know a lot of lawyers read McHenry County Blog. Perhaps some will give the pros and cons for various possibilities.
Other are welcome to add their guesses as well.