Justice is supposed to be impartial. It’s not supposed to be about whether you’re wealthy or connected. But today in Illinois, our courts are plagued with bad incentives, bias, and ethical problems. The forensic labs that do our DNA testing and the courts that use them get extra funding for convictions, but not for aquittals. People who judges have deemed safe to return to the community remain in jail simply because they’re not wealthy enough to afford bail. And the rules that are supposed to prevent justices with conflicts of interest from deciding cases have loopholes wider than the Dan Ryan. Illinois has done it this way for so long that people have gotten used to it. I haven’t gotten used to it. We can fix it. We can build a better justice system by reforming the Illinois Supreme Court rules. They’re niche, they’re obscure, they’re boring, and they’re incredibly powerful. There are only seven people in the state who can reform those rules. I’m running to be one of them. As an attorney I represented plaintiffs and defendants, I served clients here in Cook County and all the way up to the Supreme Court of the United States. I served citizens and asylees. Victims and the accused. I served people who suffered because of the court’s acceptance of the status quo. I can’t accept it. I’m Daniel Epstein. And I’m running for justice of the Illinois Supreme Court.