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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
Chicago Tribune ^ | Sep 14, 2020 at 9:05 PM | ays it’s based on his record By Alice Yin, Megan Crepeau and Gregory Pratt

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 State’s 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 But the Democratic leaders who dumped Toomin pointed to what they said was his outdated approach to juvenile justice, finding him “imperial” and “obstructionist” as they declared it was time for him to retire.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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; duplicate
Hardball politics. Some judge isn't going to get much of a pension.
1 posted on 09/15/2020 5:12:36 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: glorgau

Am I correct in that Judges get appointment to position not by public election but by their peers or the mayor or other?


2 posted on 09/15/2020 5:24:31 PM PDT by know.your.why (If you dont watch the MSM you are uninformed. If you do watch the MSM you are misinformed.)
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To: glorgau

The Cook County Democrat party is the most corrupt in the country.


3 posted on 09/15/2020 5:29:11 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: glorgau

Welcome to Chicago


4 posted on 09/15/2020 5:43:11 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: glorgau

Baloney, nothing to do with age or time on bench

Look how they adore Ruth Buzzy G


5 posted on 09/15/2020 6:26:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: glorgau
Update....

Did Kim Foxx Purge Prosecutors Involved in Smollett Case?

6 posted on 10/08/2020 3:54:03 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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