David Sigale filed his brief yesterday in the Illinois Supreme Court case of Vivian Brown. Looking it over today, I liked what I saw. Sigale did a good job, scoring a solid base hit in his effort to overturn the FOID Act for Illinois residents.
Yes, Sigale missed the May 31st deadline. With the permission of the Illinois Supreme Court, he filed the brief yesterday. As a couple of people in comments in our story from yesterday noted, discussions/finger-pointing over the timing of the submission are now inconsequential since the late submission was allowed.
Again, the important thing is that the brief got filed.
No, it was not a home run brief similar to the Duncan v. Becarra case out of California (striking down the magazine ban), but again, David Sigale did a good job. Of course, I liked some parts of it better than others… but on the whole, I’m pleased. And I’m far from Mr. Sigale’s biggest fan.
No doubt some will criticize some parts of it, but some of those criticisms will be a Ford vs. Chevy type stuff. In the end Sigale, by himself, has given Kwame Raoul’s AG’s office quite a headache. The bottom line is that it won’t be a slam-dunk for the Kwame’s people to overturn that earlier decision from the Second Circuit striking down the FOID Act.
Not unless the Illinois Supreme Court wants to get spanked by SCOTUS.