For sharp-eyed readers of GunNews, we mentioned last month about the States Attorneys in Illinois filing an amicus brief with the Illinois Supreme Court (and potentially even in federal court as well) in support of efforts to have the law overturned. Well, 33 of them filed last week to do just that.
(The Center Square) – Around a third of Illinois’ state’s attorneys want to see the Illinois Supreme Court strike down the state’s gun and magazine ban.
The Macon County case from state Rep. Dan Caulkins, R-Decatur, challenges Illinois’ gun and magazine ban on the grounds it violates equal protections. The law doesn’t apply to police or others in the law enforcement and security industries.
After the county judge issued a final judgment against the law deeming it unconstitutional, the state appealed directly to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Madison County State’s Attorney Thomas Haine is leading the friend of the court brief in support of Caulkins with a bipartisan group of 33 state’s attorneys looking to overturn the law.
Here it is, embedded.
There may be others coming soon. Stay tuned.
Just a quick reminder, the “Big Four” federal cases in the Southern District of Illinois have a court date coming up Wednesday.