Judicial Watch to Fight Dismissal of Lawsuit Challenging Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart’s Refusal to Honor ICE Detainers
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that Judge Jean Prendergast Rooney will hear arguments regarding a Motion to Dismiss the Judicial Watch lawsuit Brian McCann v. Thomas J. Dart, which challenges Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart’s refusal to honor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers or cooperate with ICE in identifying deportable criminal aliens. The hearing will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. CT in the Richard J. Daley Center on 50 West Washington Street in Chicago, Illinois.
The suit was brought on behalf of lifelong Cook County resident Brian McCann, whose brother, Denny McCann, was run over and killed in June 2011 by an unlawfully present alien who had just completed a two-year term of probation for a 2009 DUI conviction.
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m. CT
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Judicial Watch filed a surreply on September 5, 2013. Previously, Judicial Watch filed a response in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, opposing the motion to dismiss the organization’s April lawsuit.
Judicial Watch’s Illinois lawyer is Christine Svenson of the Svenson Law Offices in Chicago, IL.
Judicial Watch’s Director of Litigation Paul Orfanedes will be available to the press following the court hearing.