Last week, the Illinois Judges Association condemned the smear campaign that is aimed at Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride. The Illinois Judges Association stated that the attacks pose a “direct threat to fairness and impartiality of all Illinois judges.” The Chicago injury lawyers at Levin & Perconti could not agree more strongly – we have seen the large amount of money spent on radio ads against Justice Kilbride, financed in significant part by groups such as the National Tort Reform Association. The attacks against Justice Kilbride are so misleading that the Illinois Judges Association, which represents 1050 active and retired judges statewide, took the unusual step of intervening and speaking out against the advertisements. The Illinois Judges Association urged in its statement that Illinois constituents “vote on the basis of facts, not propaganda or an orchestrated disinformation media barrage.” It further explained that “once we allow judges to become intimidated or mere tools of individuals or groups wanting to assert their own interests, to paraphrase Alexander Hamilton, the constitution is a dead letter.”
There are only eight days remaining until Election Day. Justice Kilbride needs our support in order to combat the escalating attacks. The Chicago lawyers at Levin & Perconti encourage you to support Justice Kilbride, who becomes Chief Justice on Tuesday. Take a stand against what the Illinois State Bar Association has called distortions of his records and rulings.
If you are registered to vote in the 3rd Judicial District, please vote YES to retain Justice Kilbride. Further, please encourage your friends and colleagues to vote for Justice Kilbride. Show Justice Kilbride your support by donating to his campaign or visiting his facebook page!