IN RE: PENSION REFORM LITIGATION – AMICUS BRIEFS OUT AND NO EXTENSION

On January 22, 2015 the Supreme Court entered an Order denying the motion of amici curiae to file 10 separate briefs in support of the State’s argument that the pension reform law is constitutional.  As such, the Supreme Court also denied the retirees’ motion for an extension of time to file their response brief.  Therefore, the retirees’ brief remains due on February 16, 2015 and the case will be argued in March.

IN RE: PENSION REFORM LITIGATION – APPELLANT’S AMICUS BRIEFS

Nine separate parties filed amicus (friend of the court) briefs in support of the state’s position:

1.  City of Chicago

2.  Illinois Municipal League

3.  The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago 

4.  Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, et al.

5.  Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, CTA

6.  Contracts Professors

7.  Constitutional Law Professors

8.  International Municipal Lawyers Association

9.  Illinois Policy Institute