Skip to comments.Judge who appointed special prosecutor in Jussie Smollett case loses Cook County Democrats’ backing; he calls it ‘retaliation’ while party says it’s based on his record
Posted on 09/15/2020 5:12:36 PM PDT by glorgau
As the Jussie Smollett case boiled over last year, Judge Michael Toomin appointed a special prosecutor to look at how Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx and her office handled the controversial case, saying it had been botched.
On Monday, the Cook County Democratic Party, which is chaired by Foxx ally Toni Preckwinkle, took the relatively rare step of voting not to endorse Toomin for retention on the Nov. 3 ballot.
The move set off a political firestorm. Toomin called it retaliation. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said it sure looked like payback. But the Democratic leaders who dumped Toomin pointed to what they said was his outdated approach to juvenile justice, finding him imperial and obstructionist as they declared it was time for him to retire.
Adding another layer of intrigue to the proceedings was the revelation that last month, someone may have posed as Toomin and tried to withdraw him from the retention ballot without his knowledge, Toomin and state officials said.
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Am I correct in that Judges get appointment to position not by public election but by their peers or the mayor or other?
The Cook County Democrat party is the most corrupt in the country.
Welcome to Chicago
Baloney, nothing to do with age or time on bench
Look how they adore Ruth Buzzy G
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