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2009 Illinois Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (2009)

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Lisa Madigan

February 25, 2009

FILE NO. 09-001
Senatorial Vacancy under
the Seventeenth Amendment
The Honorable John J. Cullerton
President of the Senate
State Senator, 6th District
327 Capitol Building
Springfield, Illinois 62706


The Honorable       istine   dogn                      he Hnkable Tom Cross
Minority Le    er                                       ouse Wublican Leader
State Senat r, 1s District                            State Representative, 84th District
309A Capit I    uilding                               316 Capitol Building
Springfield, li ois 62706                            Springfield, Illinois 62706
Dear President              peaker Madigan, Leader Radogno, and Leader Cross:
The Illinois General Assembly is currently considering a number of proposals to
amend the law addressing the process for filling a vacancy in the position of United States
Senator (U.S. Senator). We have received a number of inquiries specifically concerning whether
the General Assembly may pass a law authorizing the setting of a special election to allow the
people of Illinois to elect a successor to the seat vacated by President Barack Obama. For the
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