Lawyer Tom Geoghegan of Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd., has spent his career in court fighting for his clients’ civil rights and for the equal protection of the laws for all citizens. His work relies on the greatest principles embodied in our nation’s laws and founding documents and aims to put those principles to work […]
Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. attorney Sean Morales-Doyle spoke with “Education Today” host Kitty Kelly Epstein on KPFA Radio last week regarding the firm’s lawsuits on behalf of Chicago voters seeking an elected representative school board in Chicago. Listen to the interview here, beginning at the 16:30 mark.
Last week Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. filed filed briefs on behalf of a group of Chicagoans in support of their suit for a right to elect their local school board and in response to the State’s and the Board of Education’s motions to dismiss. You can read all of their arguments below. If you […]
On November 30, 2016, the firm filed motions for preliminary injunctions in both federal and state court asking the courts to require the state to begin drafting procedures to allow for Chicago voters to elect their school board on April 4, 2017 at the same time as the rest of the state. Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, […]
Parents and voters, including former Gov. Quinn, file suit demanding an elected Chicago school board
On October 5, 2016, Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. filed two lawsuits – one in federal court and one in state court – on behalf of a group of Chicago voters alleging that the Illinois School Code violates their constitutional rights by denying them the right to elect their School Board. Every other school district in […]