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Michael Rothstein Reappointed to Judicial Screening Committee

December 3, 2021

(wxcerpt from Suprem Court of Illinois Press Release)

Supreme Court of Illinois

December 2, 2021


Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis announced today the addition of new members
to her Judicial Screening Committee.

The screening committee was formed for the purpose of assessing the qualifications of those
persons who have applied for appointment to the Office of Judge of the Circuit Court for Cook
County. The committee is currently reviewing candidates for vacancies created by the
retirements of Judge Joan O’Brien and Judge Sharon Sullivan. Under the Illinois constitution, the
vacancies will be filled by Supreme Court appointment.

“I welcome the new members and thank them for their service,” Justice Theis said. “It is
important to have a diverse committee to reflect the community we serve.”
After the committee has received public input, gathered information, and interviewed each of the
applicants, it will report its findings to the Illinois Supreme Court, which will make the
appointments from the applicants who have been screened by the committee. The persons
appointed will serve as a judge of the Circuit Court until the general election to be held in
November 2022.

The new members of the screening committee are Co-Chair Patricia Brown Holmes, Leynee
Cruz Flores, James Botana, and John Gallo. The returning members of the committee are Co-
Chair Hon. Wayne R. Andersen (Ret.), the Hon. David Coar (Ret.), Mary Dempsey, Denise
Kane, Beth Kaveny, Mike Monico, Michael Rothstein, Sister Cathy Ryan, Richard Waris, and
Mark Wojcik. (emphasis added)

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