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A Look at the Numbers: Previewing Stone Street Partners, LLC v. City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings

Today we conclude our preview of the civil oral arguments in the Illinois Supreme Court’s November term with a look at the numbers for Stone Street Partners, LLC v. City of Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings.  Our detailed summary of the facts and lower court opinions in Stone Street is here. Stone Street began in … Continue Reading

A Look at the Numbers: Previewing Jones v. Municipal Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund (Part II)

Yesterday, we began our preview of the Illinois Supreme Court’s November term with Jones v. Municipal Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund, which involves a decision from the Circuit Court of Cook County striking down SB 1922, a bill aimed at saving the Chicago public employee pension funds. Today, we conclude our preview of Jones with … Continue Reading

A Look at the Numbers: Previewing Jones v. Municipal Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund (Part I)

Today we begin a short hiatus from our data analytics look at oral arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court for a brief preview of Court’s November term. We begin with Jones v. Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago, a sequel of sorts to In re Pension Reform Litigation from earlier this year. This … Continue Reading

A Look at the Numbers: Previewing State of Illinois v. AFSCME

Today we continue our statistical preview of the Illinois Supreme Court’s upcoming September term with State of lllinois v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31. AFSCME poses a question with potentially significant ramifications across a range of cases: are the State’s contractual promises in contracts with its employee unions conditional on … Continue Reading

A Look at the Numbers: A Preview of Blumenthal v. Brewer

Today, we begin a short break from our analysis of the data from the past seven years’ oral arguments to offer a statistical preview of two of the highlights of the upcoming September term. We begin with Blumenthal v. Brewer, set for the September 23 call of the docket, which poses the question of whether … Continue Reading
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