Last week, a federal judge struck down the ban on same-sex marriage in South Carolina. It was the last state in the 4th District to change. 192 more words
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M. Carol Pope practiced law in Chicago, Illinois before becoming State’s Attorney of Menard County (1984-1991). In 1991, she was appointed a resident Circuit Judge in Menard County by the Illinois Supreme Court, and was elected to that position in 1992, and retained in 1998, 2004, and 2010. 29 more words
Thomas R. Appleton practiced law in Springfield, Illinois before becoming a Circuit Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit in 1992. In 2001, he was assigned to the Appellate Court, 4th District, where he was elected to a full term in 2010. 10 more words
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” For at least half a century, the party of Lincoln has battled charges that it is racist, sexist and anti-immigrant.