Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Supreme Court Won't Hear Term Limits Appeal
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court is refusing to take up an appeal of a lower court's ruling that prohibits a vote on term limits from appearing on the November ballot.
The Supreme Court issued the order Friday afternoon shortly after the Illinois State Board of Elections certified the Nov. 4 ballot.
Proponents of term limits for Illinois lawmakers, including GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur), wanted a referendum question on the ballot that would limit legislators to eight years in office and make it more difficult to override a veto.
A circuit court judge found the measure violated a provision of the constitution that requires changes to the legislature be both "structural and procedural." An appellate court affirmed that decision earlier this week.
Rauner's campaign didn't immediately return calls seeking comment.
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