Well now. Looks like our analysis was spot on when it comes to Amy Coney Barrett and Monday morning. We said we thought ACB was probably going to do something Monday and it looks like the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals thought the same thing.
The Seventh issued an order today setting an expedited briefing schedule for the preliminary injunctions culminating in oral arguments on June 29th. This sure looks like a transparent attempt to undermine deliberations by SCOTUS to remedy Easterbrook’s stay.
Todays order was issued by a three judge panel with rabid anti-gunners Fraudulent Frank Easterbrook and Elizabeth Warren look-alike (in appearance as philosophy) Diane Wood sitting on it along with a Trump appointee. They opted to leave the stay in place meaning nothing can happen until they make a decision after June 29th.
There’s also language that gives the state two bites and the briefs ahead of the orals on June 29th while our side only gets a single one. There’s also language that we’re all supposed to work together on a limited number of pages for our brief. Given how they did on the Amici brief, I suggest all parties defer to Paul Clement and Erin Murphy but we’ll have to wait and see if egos from some of these less skilled and capable firms will allow that.
Here’s something the Illinois Attorney General filed this afternoon that stinks of desperation. It might as well as have been Re: Pretty please, don’t issue an order enjoining us from enforcing our unconstitutional gun control scheme.
It also contains the 7th Circuit’s official order on pages 2 & 3 and it has Easterbrook’s fingerprints all over it from start to finish. Take a read.
Between this and HB676, it surely feels like gun owners are getting hosed good and hard by the gun control jihadists running our state.
Here’s the deal: The 7th can follow Bruen and get their heads out of their asses, or they can double down on Easterbrook stupid. If they go with Easterbrook’s version of cray-cray, then that all but guarantees the US Supreme Court will take this case to decide once and for all about gun and magazine bans.
It seems like a long time to wait for a no-brainer case.