Lisa to Waste More Money
Not content with just having Chicago pay the operating expenses of the NRA, Lisa Madigan decides to put Illinois on the hook for a few million bucks:
- Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a petition asking the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a December ruling that struck down Illinois' ban on the concealed carry of handguns in public.
The move is aimed at challenging the decision by a three-judge panel of the court, which ruled 2-1 that the state's longtime ban violated the Second Amendment. If the court accepts the petition, the case would be re-heard by all 10 appellate judges. If the court rejects the petition, Madigan would have to decide whether or not to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Illinois is currently something like $85 billion in arrears, yet politicos have no problem burning through even more taxpayer money as businesses close, workers are laid off and corporations flee the state.
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