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High-Profile Supreme Court Cases

This page displays information on high-profile cases that are currently before the Illinois Supreme Court.

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Case No. 130431, People State of Illinois, respondent, v. Jussie Smollett, petitioner.

Date Filed Description
02/05/2024 Petition for Leave to Appeal

Case No. 129471 - Arlington Heights Police Pension Fund et al., appellants v. Jay Robert "J.B." Pritzker, et al., appellees

Date Filed Description
06/27/2023 Appellants’ Brief
03/14/2023 Petition for Leave to Appeal
09/13/2023 Appellee's Brief
09/13/2023 Motion by Illinois Municipal League for leave to file a brief as amicus curiae in support of Appellees Instanter.
09/13/2023 Motion by Associated Firefighters of Illinois for leave to file a brief as amicus curiae in support of Appellees Instanter.
09/21/23 Amicus Brief by Illinois Municipal League
09/21/23 Amicus Brief by Associated Firefighters of Illinois
10/11/23Appellant’s Reply Brief

Case No. 129453 – Dan Caulkins et al., etc., appellees, v. Governor Jay Robert Pritzker, etc., et al., appellants. Appeal, Circuit Court (Macon).

Date Filed Description
03/06/2023 Appellants’ Notice of Appeal and Order
03/06/2023 Unopposed motion by Appellants to place appeal on an accelerated docket pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 311(b).
03/07/2023 Appellants' Docketing Statement
03/07/2023 Order regarding motion by Appellants to place appeal on an accelerated docket pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 311(b).
03/20/2023 Appellants’ Brief
03/30/2023 Motion by Appellees for recusal of Justices or, alternatively, that the Court disqualify the Justices from any involvement in the consideration of issues presented in this appeal
04/05/2023 Motion by State’s Attorneys of 33 Illinois counties for leave to file a brief as amici curiae in support of appellees
04/12/2023 Response to Motion by State’s Attorneys of 33 Illinois counties for leave to file a brief as amici curiae in support of appellees
04/13/2023 Appellee's Brief
04/14/2023 Amici Brief
04/14/2023 Order regarding motion by Appellee for recusal of Justice Rochford from any involvement in the consideration of issues presented in this appeal
04/14/2023 Order regarding motion by Appellee for recusal of Justice O’Brien from any involvement in the consideration of issues presented in this appeal
04/14/2023 Order regarding motion by Appellee for disqualification of Justices Rochford and O’Brien in the consideration of issues presented in this appeal
04/14/2023 Motion by Party Plaintiffs in Effingham County case No. 23 MR 4 for leave to file a brief as amici curiae in support of Appellees Instanter
04/25/2023 Order regarding motion by Party Plaintiffs in Effingham County case No. 23 MR 4 for leave to file a brief as amici curiae in support of Appellees Instanter
04/27/2023 Reply Brief of Defendants-Appellants
08/11/2023 Opinion
09/01/2023 Motion by Appellees to stay issuance of mandate pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 368(c) pending the filing of a petition for writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court
09/12/2023 Order allowing “Motion by Appellees" to stay issuance of mandate pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 368(c) pending the filing of a petition for writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court
01/22/2024Petition by Appellees to vacate judgment with opinion entered August 11, 2023, pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-1401(a)
02/05/2024Order denying Petition by Appellees to vacate judgment with opinion entered August 11, 2023, pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-1401(a)

Case No. 129421 - Accuracy Firearms, LLC, et al., respondents, v. Jay Robert Pritzker, etc., et al., petitioners.

Date Filed Description
02/24/2023 Emergency Motion for Leave to File an Oversize Petition for Leave to Appeal
02/24/2023 Emergency Motion for Expedited Consideration of Petition for Leave to Appeal and any Subsequent Proceedings on Appeal
03/07/2023 Order entered denying Emergency Motion by Petitioners for Expedited Consideration of Petition for Leave to Appeal
03/07/2023 Order entered allowing Emergency Motion for Leave to File an Oversize Petition for Leave to Appeal
03/07/2023 Petition for Leave to Appeal
03/20/2023 Answer to Petition for Leave to Appeal
03/31/2023 Motion by petitioners to hold petition for leave to appeal in abeyance pending disposition in case No. 129453, Caulkins v. Pritzker
04/18/2023 Order regarding motion by petitioners to hold petition for leave to appeal in abeyance pending disposition in case No. 129453, Caulkins v. Pritzker
08/22/2023 Motion by Petitioners to supplement petition for leave to appeal Instanter.
08/30/2023 Order from the Supreme Court of Illinois: Motion by Petitioners to supplement petition for leave to appeal Instanter is allowed.
08/30/2023 Supplement to Petition for Leave to Appeal

Case No. 129248 – James R. Rowe, Kankakee County State’s Attorney, et al., Appellees v. Kwame Raoul, in his official capacity as Illinois Attorney General, et al., Appellants.

Date Filed Description
12/30/2022 Appellants’ Notice of Appeal
01/04/2023 Agreed motion by Appellants to accelerate briefing under Rule 311(b)
01/05/2023 Certification Order
01/23/2023 Agreed motion by Appellants for leave to file record on appeal in lead case Rowe v. Raoul, case No. 2022 CH 16, instanter
01/23/2023 Order allowing agreed motion for leave to file record on appeal in lead case Rowe v. Raoul, case No. 22 CH 16, instanter
01/25/2023 Agreed motion by Appellants for leave to file corrected record on appeal in lead case Rowe v. Raoul, case No. 2022 CH 16, instanter
01/26/2023 Allowing Agreed motion for leave to file corrected record on appeal in lead case Rowe v. Raoul, case No. 22 CH 16, instanter
01/26/2023 Appellant's Brief
01/26/2023 Order allowing agreed motion by Appellants for leave to file corrected record on appeal in lead case Rowe v. Raoul, case No. 2022 CH 16, instanter
01/26/2023 Motion by Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice et al. for leave to file a brief as amici curiae in support of Appellants Instanter
02/01/2023 Brief of Amici Curiae Illinois Network for Pretrial JusticeAnd 389 Others in Support of Defendants-Appellants
02/03/2023 Order allowing motion by Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice et al. for leave to file a brief as amici curiae in support of Appellants Instanter
02/03/2023 Agreed motion by Appellants for leave to file remainder of record on appeal instanter and in its current format
02/03/2023 Order allowing agreed motion by appellants for leave to file remaining record on appeal instanter in its current format
02/17/2023 Appellee's Brief
02/27/2023 Reply Brief
02/17/2023 Motion by Sean Kennedy of the Maryland Public Policy Institute for leave to file a brief as amicus curiae in support of Appellees Instanter
02/17/2023 Motion by Chicago FOP Lodge #7 for leave to file a brief as amicus curiae in support of Appellees Instanter
02/28/2023 Order entered allowing motion by Sean Kennedy of the Maryland Public Policy Institute for leave to file a brief as amicus curiae in support of Appellees Instanter
02/28/2023 Amicus brief by Sean Kennedy of the Maryland Public Policy Institute
02/28/2023 Order entered allowing motion by Chicago FOP Lodge #7 for leave to file a brief as amicus curiae in support of Appellees Instanter
02/28/2023 Amicus brief by Chicago FOP Lodge #7
07/18/2023 Opinion

Case No. 129249 - People State of Illinois ex rel. Robert B. Berlin, State's Attorney for DuPage County, and Jamie Mosser, State's Attorney for Kane County, Movants v. Kwame Raoul, Illinois Attorney General, et al., Respondents.

Date Filed Description
12/30/2022 Movants’ Emergency Motion for Supervisory Order
12/30/2022 Order from the Supreme Court of Illinois: Motion by Movants for Supervisory Order is Allowed