January 14, 2011
Illinois is ground zero for a major developing court case that could force all political candidates in the state to show proof of their eligibility for office, including a legal birth certificate.
The suit is Meroni v. Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
According to a press release today by the Patriot's Heart Radio Network, renown elections attorney Steve Boulton from the law firm McCarthy Duffy LLD will be representing the plaintiff in the case. He is also the general counsel for the Illinois GOP, although the present case is not connected with the Republican Party of the state.