Poor Kwame. He doesn’t know which direction to go with all the lawsuits challenging Illinois gun control schemes. One should be a priority for him to get semi-competent staff to (attempt to) defend: Macon County. This afternoon.
For those of us under the mistaken impression that Caulkins had a fast-track to the Illinois Supreme Court – and that he had a hearing today in front of the IL Supreme Court – well, we were wrong.
Today’s hearing in Decatur in the Macon County gun ban challenge – the case that Tom DeVore unsuccessfully tried to have consolidated with his three cases – is not about the IL Supreme Court. Not directly.
Today’s hearing in front of Judge Rodney Forbes is about a state-wide permanent injunction blocking enforcement of the new law.
What’s more, there is ample court precedent that this Macon County judge could issue said injunction and that it would have jurisdiction over all 102 counties. And unless it was overturned by a higher court, it would stand.
Obviously, if the order was granted, it would be a HIGH PRIORITY for the IL AG to have it overturned… in the meantime, it might allow stores to sell existing inventories and more – and for the little people to buy guns, mags, and parts as they desired.
Not only that, but the decision could be issued in court today, I’m told.
The hearing is set for 1:30pm today.
Other news of note: The Illinois Supreme Court just release some new rules about client fees. I’ve texted Tom for his take on the new rulemaking (which can be found here…) He replied, saying it changes nothing related to his suits.