IN THE for writ of mandamus, themotion of petitioners

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					J AN-09- 201)'3    12: 2:4




                                                      No. 107816

                                                        IN THE

                                            SUPREME COURT OF ILLiNOIS




       ROLAND W. BURRIS, et aI.,                           )
                                                           )
                             Petitioners,                  )
                                                           )
                  VS.                                      )    Original action for mandarnus.
                                                           )
       JESSE WHITE, etc.,                                  )
                                                           )
                             Respondent.                   )
                                                           )



                                                      ORDER

                  This cause coming;to be heard on the motion of the petitioner$ for leave to file a complaint

       for writ of mandamus, themotion of petitioners to accelerate the motion [or leave to file a petition

       for writ of mandamus, the motion of petitioners to file a supplementalmemorandum in support of

       the motion to accelerate,the motion of petitioners for leave to file a reply to the objection to the

       motion for leave to file a petition for writ of mandamus, and the motion of the Cook County Bar

                                                                                   writ of mandamus, due
       As::;ociationfor leave to file an amicus brief in support of the petition JOT

       notice having been given, and the court being fully advised in the premises:

                  IT IS ORDERED that the motion of petitioners to file a ~upplcmentalmemorandum in

       suppol1 of the motion to accelerate is allowed.

                  IT IS FUR Tl-IERORD ERED that the motion of petitioners to accelerate consideration of the

       motion for leave to file a petition for writ of mandamus is allowed.

                  IT IS FURTHERORDERED thatthemotion of petitioners for leave to file a reply t.othe

       objection to the motion tor leave to file a petition for writ of mandamus is allowed.
       IT IS FURTHERORDEREDthat the motion ofthc Cook CountyBar Association for leave

to file an amicus brief in support of the petition for writ of mandamus is {knied.

       IT IS FURTHERORDEREDthat themotionfor leave to file a petitionfor writ of mandamus

is allowed. The pleading~ and memoranda oflaw submitted by the paliies shall stand as the briefs.

No oral argument will be scheduled.

       Order entered hy the court.




                                                                                      FILED
                                                                                       JAN 9 - 2009
                                                                                     SUPREME COURT
                                                                                         CLERK

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