In 2005, the Supreme Court decided four cases which originated in the Industrial Commission (renamed, effective January 1, 2005, as the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission.  The Court decided six one-off administrative law cases, originating at the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, the state Department of Employment Security, the Secretary of State,

For the past eight weeks, we’ve been reviewing the data for which Circuit Courts accounted for each Appellate Court District’s Supreme Court cases from 1990 to 2019 (so far).  This week, we’re reviewing the data on administrative boards, commissions and agencies.

In 1990, the Supreme Court decided three cases which originated at the ARDC Review

Cases involving government and administrative law fell substantially between 2006 to 2013. During those eight years, the Court decided thirty-eight cases: eight in 2006, four in 2007, one in 2008, five in 2009, two in 2010, seven in 2011, five in 2012 and six in 2013.

The Court decided twenty cases won by the defender

Between 1998 and 2005, the Court decided a total of fifty-four cases involving government officers, agencies and powers: five per year in 1998, 1999 and 2000, six in 2001, eight in 2002, ten in 2003, eight in 2004 and seven in 2005.

Two-thirds of those government/admin cases were won at the Appellate Court by the

Today, we begin our analysis of one of the Court’s most common areas on concern – cases involving governmental entities and administrative law.  As usual, we’ll begin with the first eight years – 1990-1997.

Between 1990 and 1997, the Court decided forty-eight cases which involved governmental entities and officers and administrative law: nine in 1990,

For the past two weeks, we’ve been studying the Court’s death penalty cases.  This week, we’re turning our attention to a new topic – (1) government and administrative law; and (2) sentencing law in the criminal docket.  First up is civil cases involving government parties and administrative law issues.  Since 1990, the Supreme Court has

Last week, we began reviewing the government’s winning percentage in civil appeals.  We began by reviewing the data for the years 1990-2003.  This week, we address the more recent years, beginning with the period 2004-2010.

For the beginning of this period, the government fared somewhat worse in both constitutional law and government and administrative law