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Wednesday, May 11, 2005


I guess it's moderately odd that the Illinois Supreme Court has chosen Robert Thomas, a former place-kicker for the Chicago Bears, to be its next chief justice. But Thomas has been on the court for five years, and he was previously a circuit and appellate judge, so it's not like they plucked him right off the field of play.

The beautiful thing is that the proprietors of the Chicago Tribune's web site have decided that the selection of a new chief justice on the state's highest court is a sports story.