Anne M. Burke
|Anne M. Burke|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Illinois Supreme Court|
|Preceded by:||Mary Ann McMorrow|
|Past position:||Judge, Appellate Court, First District|
|Past position 2:||Special Counsel to the Governor for Child Welfare Services|
|Past term 2:||1994-1995|
|Undergraduate:||DePaul University, 1976|
|Law School:||IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1983|
Anne McGlone Burke is a justice on the Illinois Supreme Court, in one of the three Supreme Court seats allotted to the state's First Judicial District--Cook County. Burke was first appointed to the court in 2006; she won election in 2008 to a full ten-year term on the court.
- 2006-2018: Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
- 1995-2006: Judge, Appellate Court, First District
- 1994-1995: Special Counsel to the Governor for Child Welfare Services
- 1987-1994: Illinois Court of Claims
Return of campaign donations
After discovering that she would run unopposed in Illinois's 2008 primary elections (held on February 5, 2008), Justice Burke decided to return a considerable amount of her campaign donations. Funds not returned were slated to be used for other Democratic judicial campaigns.
Chicago and Illinois Bar ratings
The Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association have both given Justice Burke their highest ratings. The Chicago Council of Lawyers noted Justice Burke's "excellent temperament" and her "impressive" list of civic activities but rated her "not qualified" because she didn't have "sufficient experience" to be an appellate court judge.
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of State Supreme Court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Burke received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -0.55, indicating a liberal ideological leaning. This is more liberal than the average CF score of -0.31 that justices received in Illinois. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice but rather, an academic gauge of various factors.
- Illinois Courts, Supreme Court, Anne M. Burke
- Justice Burke's Website
- Windy City Citizen, "The blessing and curse of being a Burke", February 8, 2008
- Illinois Pro Bono, "Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke Kicks Off CBA/CBF Pro Bono Week", October 2009
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Illinois Courts, Supreme Court, Anne M. Burke
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Chicago Tribune, "Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke to Return Most of Her Campaign Contributions", January 21, 2008
- ↑ Illinois State Board of Elections vote total for Anne Burke
- ↑ http://www.aul.org/xm_client/client_documents/sscp/IL.pdf
- ↑ Stanford University "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012
|Former||Mary Ann McMorrow • Thomas R. Fitzgerald •|