United States Seventh Circuit

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PLOTKIN v. RYAN, 00-1225

Illinois voters lack standing for claims against former Illinois Secretary of State and department's employees because their claims lack redressability: just because a plaintiff may derive satisfaction from the fact that a wrongdoer gets his just desserts does not constitute an acceptable Article III remedy.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/28/2000
  • Decided 02/06/2001
  • Published 02/06/2001


  • HARLINGTON WOOD, Jr., Circuit Judge., Before WOOD, Jr., DIANE P. WOOD, and TERENCE T. EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • John G. Jacobs (argued), Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellant., Darryl B. Simko, Office of Atty. General, Chicago, IL, for Jesse White.

  • For Appellees:
  • Jack J. Crow (argued), James R. Thompson, Winston & Strawn, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.