Skip to comments.Judge Rules Illinois Governor Exceeded Authority, Violated Civil Rights with Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Order
Posted on 04/27/2020 6:16:52 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Via The Washington Times:
A judge in southern Illinois ruled Monday that Gov. J.B. Pritzkers stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus exceeds his emergency authority and violates individual civil rights.
Pritzker promised swift action to overturn the judges order, which applies only to Bailey but allows other individuals and groups to challenge the movement restrictions while the highly contagious illness circulates.
The ruling came the same day House Republicans attacked Pritzker on another front, renewing demands for details on state prison inmates released early because of COVID-19 fears.
Pritzker signed an order earlier this month allowing furloughs for elderly inmates or those with health conditions, who are considered medically vulnerable to contracting and spreading COVID-19. Roughly 36,000 people are incarcerated in Illinois facilities and civil rights advocates have raised concerns about inmate welfare. Its insulting. Its dangerous and peoples safety and health have now been put at risk, Pritzker said. There may be people who contract coronavirus as a result of what Darren Bailey has done.
The judge blasted Pritzkers stay-at-home order for violating the Constitution and shredding the Bill of Rights
How in the world does me not being allowed to fish the lake promote COVID-19 but panic-buying at Wal-Mart doesnt? Judge
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Where’s the nationwide injunction?
Guess only the left gets those.
My first thought also.
There are rules for them, and there are rules for us. The sooner the hoi polloi learn that, the better off we will be.
The nerve of the great unwashed talking back!
He’s pretty good with the “Stay at home order” judging by his weight.
Eating good I see.
This judge is a state judge, not federal
He reminds of Mr Bumble from Oliver. He dines and and dines while the orphans starve to death if the don’t eat their gruel.
Fatzker may even win in court, but this is all playing very poorly in downstate Illinois. Cracks are appearing in Madigans fortress.
Speaking of Madigan, hes been very quiet of late. Wonder if hes back from Florida yet...
And the federal government clearly has no intention of defending the US Constitution and Bill of Rights from the ongoing, ever-expanding tyranny of the governors, the county commissioners l, the mayors and the vast array of other state-level tyrants.
That guy looks like a whale corpse.
I wonder if Trump will reprimand this judge? This ruling could jeopardize Birx’s precious opening phases.
Send him a box of cookies and I bet he’ll change his mind.
Trump hasn’t ordered a lockdown. The individual states did.
“Wheres the nationwide injunction?”
No such thing. Each state will have to determine in their courts, en-route to the supreme court. if they’ll hear it, for each individual state determination based upon persuasive authority.
And the judge did not give a decision based upon the state but for the individual, Darren Bailey. It is the first step toward a possible shutting down some or all of the shelter in place state EO’s, but at this point, it has nothing to do with the state until that battle is fought. Then it gets down to who wants to bring down the hammer in each state.
Trump hasnt ordered a lockdown. The individual states did.
The States are doing this under the guidance of the Federal Government, specifically Fauci and Birx’s recommendations!
But, like I said, Trump, nor any other federal agency ordered it.
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