Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul lost another case today. He can add it to the long string of
setbacks losses he’s endured despite the nearly bottomless well of resources the State of Illinois has available to him.
Dan Caulkins, through his skilled attorney Jerry Stocks in Decatur, won a temporary restraining order (TRO) in Macon County court this morning. Yes, Kwame Raoul lost yet again. I’ll not get tired of typing that anytime soon.
The TRO issued covers the named plaintiffs: Dan Caulkins, Perry Lewin, Decatur Jewelry & Antiques and the 1700-plus members of the Law Abiding Gun Owners of Macon County.
So for less than $20,000, Caulkins and Stocks delivered a TRO protecting 1700-some members from any enforcement action for the time being. Litigation will continue as the case goes to trial.
I spoke briefly to Mr. Caulkins less than an hour ago. He credited his Attorney Jerry Stocks with masterfully laying out the case and prosecuting it against Illinois’ top lawyer, Mr. Raoul.
“I want to thank those people who placed their faith and trust in us to get this job done,” Caulkins told me. “We look forward to litigating this case in court, all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court if that’s what it takes.”
No word on the fate of the six individuals on whose behalf Tom DeVore filed an Application to Intervene and Petition for an Injunction.
Here’s a teaser from The Center Square’s report:
(The Center Square) – A third temporary restraining order has been issued in another case challenging Illinois’ gun and magazine ban.
In Macon County, Judge Rodney Forbes followed the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in issuing the order restraining Illinois from enforcing the law. But the order does not apply to the whole state, it only applies to the named plaintiffs and the association “Law-Abiding Gun Owners of Macon County,” which has hundreds named in the order.
“The Court further finds ‘special legislation and equal protection challenges are judged by the same standard,” Forbes wrote. “Accordingly, the Court is required by precedent to enter a temporary restraining order on Count IV (equal protection) and Count V (special legislation) of Plaintiffs’ complaint.”