by: Diane Benjamin
The “not recommended” opinion on Judge Reynard came from the Illinois Civil Justice League. The “recommended” opinion came from lawyer surveys. It’s up to you to decide if “not recommending” a judge that may hear your case has any impact on opinions.
Finding out why ICJL issued their opinion took some research. This link may be the reason: http://www.scribd.com/doc/119506709/Illinois-Judge-Charles-Reynard-screwed-Alan-Beaman-and-Donna-Gaston-Pt-2
You probably remember the Alan Beaman case. It not only cost the taxpayers a lot of money, but it cost a young man 13 years in jail. Beaman has since been declared innocent.
I didn’t remember the Donna Gaston case. It involves a foreclosure on her home.
The Beaman case is an obvious travesty of justice. There may be other cases involved in the ICJL decision, unfortunately they didn’t say why Reynard is “not recommended”.