WASHINGTON--Illinois is headed towards two Senate elections on Nov. 2, one for a six year term and the other to fill by a vote of the people the remainder of Barack Obama's Senate term--which will be only a few weeks. Watch for Illinois Senate nominees Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias do a lot of "voter education" to make sure that folks realize that the crucial vote is the one for the six year term.
State party leaders will likely pick the nominees, Abdon Pallasch repored on July 26.
Links to texts of court decisions, briefs in story I reported on July 22.
My June 30 story about what until then was a little noticed court ruling about the challenge to letting Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris to fill Obama's Senate term stand without an election.