Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Website for Judge Carrie Hamilton goes live

A campaign website has been established for Judge Carrie Hamilton, appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the 12th Subcircuit Tristano vacancy this past July and recently slated for that position by the Democratic Committeemen for the 12th Subcircuit. That's a link to the site in the preceding sentence; a link has also been added to the blog Sidebar.

Licensed as an attorney in Illinois since 1996, Hamilton spent the last 14 years as an Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting high-level corruption cases and rising, according to her campaign website, to Deputy Chief in the Public Corruption Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office. She was one of the lead prosecutors in the Rod Blagojevich case. At the time of her appointment to the bench, according to her campaign website, Hamilton was "prosecuting the case against Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert as well as the case alleging corruption in the awarding of the City of Chicago’s red light camera contracts." In addition to her work in corruption cases, Hamilton, "led a federal program on combating prostitution of minors and served as the coordinator for federal programs related to child exploitation, child prostitution, human trafficking and violence against women." She has also prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including violent, gang-related crimes, according to her campaign webiste.

Hamilton has also served as adjunct professor at the Northwestern University School of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program and has served as a trial advocacy instructor at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center. She has also served as a board member for the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy.

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