Group Files Appeal in Term Limits Decision

By: AP
By: AP

CHICAGO (AP) -- A group pushing for lawmaker term limits has filed a court appeal to get their question on November's ballot.

The Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits filed a motion Tuesday with Illinois' First District Appellate Court asking it to reverse a June Cook County Circuit Court ruling.

The circuit court said the measure didn't meet constitutional requirements and ruled it invalid.

Committee spokesman Mark Campbell believes the appellate court can rule in the group's favor.

If the appellate court doesn't reverse the ruling, the committee wants the court to urge the Illinois Supreme Court to change an earlier decision. The high court declined to immediately hear the lower court's ruling.

The term limits group is led by Republican Bruce Rauner, who's trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.


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