Quinn: State will Prevail in Shakman Lawsuit
The next court hearing falls weeks before the November contest where Quinn is seeking re-election. The Chicago Democrat told reporters Wednesday he's confident attorneys representing his administration will "prevail."
In a federal lawsuit, anti-patronage attorney Michael Shakman has requested an investigation of department hiring and is calling for a monitor to ensure compliance with political hiring bans. Quinn's attorneys argue the judge should reject the request because it'd be detrimental to state officials' duties of hiring workers.
This week, a judge gave attorneys time to file motions and told them to return Oct. 22.
Quinn faces a Nov. 4 challenge from Republican Bruce Rauner.
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