James McQuaid - Liberty Justice Center

James McQuaid

James McQuaid is a Staff Attorney at the Liberty Justice Center. He litigates cases involving the Freedom of Information Act, economic liberty or constitutional rights.

James joined LJC in 2015, after graduating from the University of Notre Dame Law School earlier that year. He had previously interned for both LJC and its partner organization, the Illinois Policy Institute.

James is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Illinois.

Contact James at [email protected].


Liberty Justice Center accuses River Forest D90 of not following Open Meetings law – Cook County Record

The following article by Jonathan Bilyk appeared March 2, 2022 on cookcountyrecord.com. A west suburban school district has been accused of violating Illinois’ open meetings law in the past few years, allegedly failing at times to post required records from the meeting, and failing at times to notify the public that a meeting was being


Cook County GOP Sues to Block State’s Enhanced Vote-By-Mail Efforts – The Chicago Tribune

The suit alleges that while “voting is a fundamental, constitutional right that is central to our democracy,” Pritzker “violated this right by signing into law a partisan voting scheme that is designed to harvest Democratic ballots, dilute Republican ballots, and, if the election still doesn’t turn out the way he wants it, to generate enough Democratic ballots after election day to sway the result.”


Lawsuit: Illinois Expanded Mail Voting is Partisan Scheme – AP News

“More than any other state in the nation, Illinois has a track record of both corruption and incompetence – and its residents have no reason to believe that the government can conduct an honest and accurate vote-by-mail in the upcoming election,” Sean Morrison, chairman of the Cook County Republican Party, said in a statement.


Cook County Republican Party files lawsuit challenging Illinois’ new Vote By Mail program

The Cook County Republican Party has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Illinois’ new vote-by-mail program, arguing that the validity of election results will be in doubt if this program moves forward. 


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