United States Seventh Circuit

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Parra v. Neal, 09-1404

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit, brought by registered voters against the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago and its members, claiming that their votes for a disqualified candidate on the ballot were invalidated in violation of their Fourteenth Amendment rights, district court's grant of defendants' motion for summary judgment is affirmed as the plaintiffs' suit is meritless as they provide no grounds for federal court interference with the state supreme court's decision or the Board's implementation of that decision.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/05/2009
  • Decided 06/23/2010
  • Published 06/23/2010


  • ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before MANION, ROVNER, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Nicholas C. Kefalos, Adolfo Mondragon, Attorneys, Vernor Moran, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • James M. Scanlon, Attorney, Scanlon & Associates, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.