USSC Gives Lisa Cover
Thirty day extension on an appeal deadline, but leaves the 09 June deadline intact:
- The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois' attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal a ruling that the state's ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan now has until June 24 to ask the high court to hear the case.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals found Illinois' prohibition on the carrying of concealed firearms unconstitutional in December. It ordered lawmakers to pass legislation to legalize concealed carry by June 9.
The 30-day extension granted by the court Friday does not affect that deadline.
This changes nothing on the ground, but gives Lisa political cover by allowing the 09 June deadline to pass and then see what happens. If the legislature passes something, Lisa says the precess worked. If they don't, it's all their fault and wouldn't she make a great governor running on promises to enact laws the House and Senate couldn't?
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