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Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

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A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

Attorney Michael Shakman has, as part of a lawsuit, requested an investigation of hiring in Quinn’s Department of Transportation and a monitor to ensure the administration complies with bans on political hiring for nonpolitical jobs.

Quinn’s attorneys argue the judge should reject the request because it would be detrimental to state officials’ duties of hiring workers.

During a brief hearing, a judge gave attorneys time to file motions and told them to return to court Oct. 22.

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