The Illinois Supreme Court just announced that on Thursday morning, it will hand down decisions in two civil cases:
- Bettis v. Marsaglia, No. 117050 – “Does a plaintiff’s failure to name the Electoral Board as a party defendant and separately serve the Board with her petition for review in the Circuit Court deprive the Circuit Court of jurisdiction over her administrative challenge?”
- Leetaru v. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, No. 117485 – “Does the Court of Claims have exclusive jurisdiction over a suit against the University of Illinois seeking an injunction requiring them to comply with their internal guidelines in connection with an academic investigation?”
Our detailed summary of the facts and lower court opinions in Bettis is here. Our report on the oral argument is here. Our preview of Leetaru is here. Our report on the oral argument in Leetaru is here.
As of Thursday morning, Bettis will have been on the advisement docket for 92 days, and Leetaru for 91 days. Year to date, the mean time from oral argument to decision for the Court’s unanimous civil decisions has been 97.1 days. The mean time from oral argument to decision for the Court’s non-unanimous civil decisions has been 214.2 days.