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Illinois Supreme Court Schedules Oral Arguments in Pension Suit

The Illinois Supreme Court announced on Thursday a specific date and time for oral arguments in the state’s high-profile pension lawsuit. The arguments will be held on March 11 at 2:30 pm, CST, according to the Associated Press. Unions, retirees and retiree groups are suing the state over a pension overhaul passed in late 2013. The law cuts benefits ...
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Illinois Unions Challenging Reform Law Ask Supreme Court to Slow Down

When the lawsuit against Illinois’ pension reform law went to the Supreme Court, the Court obliged the state’s request for an expedited process. The state, win or lose, wants the court’s decision as soon as possible. But unions and public employees fighting the law are now asking the court to slow down the process. They say they need more time ...
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Illinois Likely Faces Long Odds on Pension Reform Ruling

In 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court will decide the legality of the state’s pension overhaul that reduced benefits of public workers. But if legal challenges to similar laws in other states are any indication, the chances of Illinois’ pension reform being upheld are slim, according to a Reuters analysis. From Reuters: Court rulings in Arizona show ...
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Illinois Supreme Court Expedites Pension Reform Appeal

The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday complied with a request by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to fast track the hearing over the state’s pension reform law, which a lower court found unconstitutional. From Reuters: The court ordered public labor unions and retiree groups challenging the law and the state to file their briefs in January ...
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Illinois Pension Case Stays On Fast Track; Arguments Set For November

Illinois’ pension reform law is going to get its day in court soon. A judge on Wednesday scheduled arguments for and against the law for next month. That means a final ruling on the law could be made by the end of the year. The law’s opponents and defenders have one thing in common: they both want a ruling on the law’s legality sooner than later. From ...
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