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Feisty law firm fights for Rauner’s agenda

Jun 30, 2016

Backed by conservative activists, an upstart legal practice battles against Illinois public-sector unions while synching up with the governor’s reform movement, a Rescuing Illinois report finds.

A small and obscure law firm backed by powerful forces sympathetic to what critics say is Gov. Bruce Rauner’s anti-union agenda is on the front lines of a groundbreaking government vs. labor mêlée underway in Illinois.

The Liberty Justice Center in Chicago is representing the Village of Lincolnshire in two lawsuits brought by organized labor against the municipality’s passage of an ordinance declaring a “right-to-work zone” for the private sector. In such designated…

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