In an order entered yesterday, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Clare J. Quish, a partner at Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, to the countywide vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Michelle D. Jordan. Quish’s appointment is effective June 28 and will terminate on December 3, 2018; which appears to be a typical Illinois “bait and switch” scam with judicial elections; and sales of jobs to preferred cronies.
One of Judge Clare J. Quish election consultants was convicted in bribes Ald. Isaak Carothers, who acting under glimpse of “Senior Wizdom Consulting” (a non-existing in IL Company which is operated from Carother’s own home) received whom Quish $1,500.00 on February 27, 2018.
“If you want to bribe someone, there are only a couple of ways to do this that would not trigger the red flags that are built into the banking infrastructure. One way would be to give someone a big envelope stuffed with cash. Brian Mulroney, a former Prime Minister of Canada, was caught red handed receiving such a bounty and a scandal ensued. (Source)The other way is through a “loan.” The mechanism is simply and virtually opaque—Mr. X takes out a loan, such as a mortgage and Mr. Y pays it back. There are no banking flags to trigger and no embarrassing wads of cash, a la Mulroney, to explain.“Carothers mortgages
Clare Quish is a lawyer from a well-connected family.
Her uncle,Judge James Patrick McCarthy is currently sitting in the Law Division, where his brother John T. McCarthy, former chair of clout-heavy law Firm Bell Boyd &Lloyd, regularly appears. In 2009 BB&L merged with well-connected K&L Gates. Some lawyers from BBL, like James Daley, a distant cousin to the retired mayor, with lower-margin public clients like the Chicago Transit Authority, joined Schuyler Roche & Crisham P.C..
In 1994 Judge James P. McCarthy lost his judicial election, but somehow found his way to the bench.
In 2016 Judge McCarthy was not recommended for voters by a large group of lawyers. Yet, he managed to maintain his position of public Trust.
According to public records, 272 lawyers applied for this judicial position and paid $40,000.00 just to be slotted. Which means that IL Supreme Court and Board of Elections received minimum $10,800,000.00 from lawyers who were thinking that they are honestly compete for this judicial job opening.
But the seat went to Justice Theis’ former Law Clerk, Clare Quish from a wealthy well-connected family*, who was also on IL Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness. According to Clare Quish, she will restore public confidence in justice.
In her youtube interviews, Clare Quish never mentioned her beneficial connections to IL voters; and did not disclosed that she is the second partner from Schuyler, Roche & Crisham’s law Firm appointed by Justice Theis; and her second Law Clerk in this Court.
The first one was Judge Jean M. Prendergast Rooney, who also clerked for Theis in Appeal Court. Rooney was from a well-connected bankers, lawyers, realtors family who donated substantial amounts of money for well-connected Justice Theis’ election.
Both Justice Theis’ clerks -Claire Quish, Jean Prendergast and their employer Schuyler, Roche& Crisham donated substantial amounts of money for Justice Theis election.
Claire Quish also donated substantial amounts of money $40,200.00, to IL Democratic Party (aka Mr. Michael Madigan)
A 2000 graduate of Loyola University School of Law, where Justice Theis is a mentor, Quish began her legal career as a law clerk to then-Appellate Court Justice Mary Jane Theis. In the 2004-05 school year, Quish was an Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy at Loyola. Judge Jane Prendergast Rooney also graduated from Loyola.
Both of these appointments were made at the recommendation of Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis who always welcomes to the bench generous, well-connected cronies from Supreme Court’s famous “Family and Friends Club”.
While IL Supreme Court carefully avoided to mention Clare Quish’s connections with Justice Theis, Quish posted them on her election page, and even accompanied by pictures where Justice Theis takes a judicial oath from her second former law clerk after cheating 272 lawyers of fair election.
*Clare Quish is very likely a daughter to Dr. Thomas Quish, Cardiologist from Winnetka
Public comments posted on http://leyhane.blogspot.com/2016/06/quish-appointed-to-circuit-court-bench.html