House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) speaks with reporters on May 30, 2014. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]

Attorneys for House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) shot back at former primary challenger Jason Gonzales in a new court filing Monday, attempting to deconstruct Gonzales’ argument that Madigan allegedly putting up two “sham” candidates with Hispanic last names like Gonzales’ was a violation of the Equal Protection Clause to the 14th Amendment. 

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