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Justice P. Scott Neville, Jr. sworn-in to the Illinois Supreme Court

12/21/2020

Justice P. Scott Neville, Jr. sworn-in to the Illinois Supreme Court

December 21, 2020


On June 15, 2018, Justice P. Scott Neville, Jr. was elevated from the Appellate Court and became the 117th Justice to sit on the Illinois Supreme Court, in its 200 year history. He replaced Justice Charles E. Freeman, a former Chief Justice, who retired in 2018 as the first African American to sit on the Illinois Supreme Court. On December 4, 2020, after his November 3, 2020 election, Justice Neville, the second African American to sit on the Illinois Supreme Court, was sworn in by Chief Justice Anne M. Burke, with his wife and staff in attendance.