Yes Virginia, there is still a Constitution. And it even applies in Illinois.
Republican state Rep. Darren Bailey filed a motion last week to prevent the Democratic governor “from taking any action … which orders Darren Bailey to stay at home, or at his place of residence, as well as limiting his ability to travel within the state.”
Clay County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney granted a temporary restraining order Monday against Pritzker’s 30-day extension of his statewide stay-at-home order, saying that it “shredded the Constitution.” The governor had been relying on an April 2 statewide disaster declaration for the authority to close nonessential businesses and force residents to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. The judge’s ruling only applies to Bailey.
While that ruling does, the next one may not.
Another state legislator is fighting Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, and this time it could mean all Illinois residents can leave home.
Monday a judge told downstate Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey he, and he alone, doesn’t have to honor the governor’s stay-at-home order. Tuesday a representative from Rockford is asking that he and all Illinois residents can be absolved.
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