Text of full decision linked here.

Comment: Considered together with the court’s other rulings on pensions and tort reform, the court essentially thinks the Illinois Constitution is a suicide pact.

Justice Thomas’ dissenting opinion: “Today, a muzzle has been placed on the people of the state, and their voices supplanted by judicial fiat.”

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Thomas C.
4 years ago

How can a decision like this be vote “along party lines”? Don’t we have laws? or a constitution? in this state. I guess not in Illinois. We just have democrat hack politicians–and judges.

Mike
4 years ago

All the legislative and representative districts are not compact so that part of the constitution regarding redistricting (Article IV, Section 3a) is not being followed.

Mike
4 years ago
Reply to  Mike

Some of the legislative and representative districts are not compact is a better way to phrase that.

Bross
4 years ago

No. Really. It’s ok. It is clear the labor group is firmly in control and it is them versus taxpayers. The labor group can live and manage the State as they see fit. Others will take their spoils and go to areas where government control is limited and power is not wielded by the few.

Sands
4 years ago
Reply to  Bross

Exactly Bross!

Sands
4 years ago
Reply to  mark glennon

Same here. We’re just waiting for our son to graduate in 2 years. We recently attended a D128 college informational meeting where U of I was uncomfortably being pushed. There is NO WAY I would send my son to an Illinois university. He can capture more money from better schools out of state and I dread the thought of him finding a job in this state… ugh!