Friday, February 06, 2009

Rep. Scully appointed to 15th Subcircuit vacancy

Flossmoor State Representative George Scully, Jr. (D-80) has been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill the 15th Subcircuit vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas P. Panichi. According to a February 5 post by Ashley Rueff on the Tribune's "Clout Street" blog, Scully broke the happy news yesterday to his House colleagues. They responded with a round of applause. Rueff's post quotes Scully as saying that, as a judge, "I have to keep my opinions to myself, and that is a big transition."

According to his House biography, Scully did his undergraduate work at Northern Illinois University and obtained his law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He also took graduate courses at Oxford University. Scully was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1981. His law office was located in Tinley Park.

Scully's appointment is effective February 27, 2009 and terminates December 6, 2010.

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