There’s a lot of coverage in the last couple of days about Governor Pritzker and his big donations to Democrats running for the Illinois Supreme Court.
Moms at Arms broke this wide open with their research;
Conflict of interest with IL Supreme Court and gun ban ruling appeal (Caulkins case)?
Only in fictional Gotham City could something so blatant be possible, but it’s not, it’s the state of Illinois LOL! On Friday, a state level lawsuit challenging the newly enacted “assault weapons” ban was decided. The ban was ruled unconstitutional for violating state law (not on 2A grounds). Almost immediately after the ruling came out, this happened:
As you can see, named as first defendant is Governor Jay Robert Pritzker, who signed the gun ban into law. The Illinois Supreme Court now has to decide on whether to grant or deny the appeal. This is where it gets funny (as in “my goodness how much of a clown show can this turn in to).
In 2022, there were 2 contested (meaning challenged) IL Supreme Court seats. The Governor’s personal trust bankrolled the two now-seated victorious Democrats. It was a scandal at the time as well.
There’s a LOT more there… go read it.
Here are the two justices in question:
Greg Bishop talked about it this morning.
The guy at Washington Gun Law usually does Washington-related gun law, but he’s covered Illinois a few times in the last month. Why? Because he says the same thing I’ve said at TTAG: Stuff that happens in deep blue states like Illinois tend to appear in other jurisdictions sooner or later.
Here are a few:
When a State Government Despises All Of Its Citizens.When Your Governor Gets Rejected by the Courts. When All the Sheriffs Turn On Your Governor Over Gun Control. Illinois: A State Hellbent on Disarming Its Citizens.
Here’s his video: