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High Court Justices Want Rauner, Legislators To Attend Oral Arguments

Mar 16, 2015
Originally published on March 17, 2015 6:21 am

The Illinois Supreme Court has opened its doors for a special evening session tonight. The justices want Gov. Bruce Rauner and other legislators to meet and watch as they hear a case. 

Chief Justice Rita Garman says in a news release that she wants to give lawmakers a window into the system's essential checks and balances. 

Rauner's office announced that he will attend the session, beginning at 6:20 p.m.

The invitation came after the Supreme Court heard arguments last week about a landmark pension law passed in 2013 and as Rauner wants to cut $34 million from the high court's budget.

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