Mr. Erickson, a retired Republican state choose from Kankakee County, oversaw the listening to on Friday in a nondescript convention room in a authorities workplace. About 20 individuals, lots of them legal professionals or journalists, have been within the room.
In an interview years in the past with The Every day Journal, a newspaper in Kankakee, a small metropolis 60 miles south of Chicago, Mr. Erickson stated he tried to convey a nonpartisan strategy to the bench.
“We’re a political society, and the style by which we select judges within the state system is thru political elections,” he instructed the newspaper, including that “that’s a little bit awkward as a result of clearly politics can’t have something to do with our job after we’re elected.”
Ron Fein, the authorized director of Free Speech for Folks, which helped convey the objections in Illinois and in a number of different states, referred to as Mr. Erickson’s opinion about Mr. Trump’s conduct “extremely important.”
“We anticipate that the board and finally Illinois courts will uphold Decide Erickson’s considerate evaluation of why Trump is disqualified from workplace, however — with the best respect — right him on why Illinois regulation authorizes that ruling,” Mr. Fein stated in an announcement.