Judge Anne Burke won't recuse self from Emanuel case

January 27, 2011 9:10:32 AM PST
An Illinois Supreme Court justice says she will not recuse herself from the case involving the residency of mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel.

In an interview with Crain's Chicago Business Justice Anne Burke defended her ability to be fair. She is the wife of Alderman Ed Burke who is a longtime supporter of candidate Gery Chico in the mayoral race.

In response Justice Burke said, "aren't we beyond that? Women have minds of their own."