Saying the Illinois Supreme Court has a “duty” to clarify the manner in which judges are disciplined, dissenting Justice Charles E. Freeman wrote on Wednesday that his colleagues were just plain wrong in refusing without comment to hear an association’s request to have an appointed associate judge removed from the bench for an alleged cover-up of his past.

Cook County Bar Association President Bill Hooks said he had reason to be upset, not so much with the court’s decision, but in the way the majority rendered it.

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