Recovering lawyer posits plausible reason for nasty anonymous comments - For the cartoon-challenged, the above is yesterday's installment of Pearls Before Swine, drawn by recovering lawyer Stephan Pastis, a cartoon which runs ...
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If a candidate has changed his or her name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the last day for filing the petition or certificate for that office, whichever is applicable, then (i) the candidate's name on the petition or certificate must be followed by "formerly known as (list all prior names during the 3-year period) until name changed on (list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the petition or certificate must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit stating the candidate's previous names during the period specified in (i) and the date or dates each of those names was changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be grounds for denying certification of the candidate's name for the ballot or removing the candidate's name from the ballot, as appropriate, but these requirements do not apply to name changes resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's or parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of marriage to assume a former surname.So candidates must make do with what the names bestowed on them by their parents or spouse or they can use a diminutive of a given name or a nickname.
When Joseph Gordon died last year the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District lost a brilliant jurist who had a profound knowledge of the law. His passing has resulted in one of the three vacancies on the Appellate Court which will be filled in the 2014 elections.
Today I am announcing that I am a candidate in the March primary election to fill his vacancy. A deciding factor for me was that I believe of the people running for this vacancy, I am the best qualified to continue the high standard of competency that he embodied. I am the candidate who has Appellate Court experience, been found Qualified or Recommend by all bar associations to serve on the Court and has the most judicial experience. I believe it is important that we continue to have the best people on the Appellate Court.
No candidate for the Gordon vacancy can better or match my experience and qualifications:
I look forward to the election campaign and ask for your support.
- Justice of Appellate Court, First District since 2010 having authored over 140 Opinions and Orders.
- Rated Qualified/Recommended by every bar association that rates judges.
- Over 25 years Trial Lawyer Experience
- 10 years Circuit Court Cook County Trial Judge
- Former Chicago Public Schools Teacher
Shelly A. Harris