Illinois (ECWd) -
James and Kali Mainer and HCL Deluc Tan, LLC. filed a motion for a Restraining Order against Governor Pritzker's rule change through IDPH making it a crime for certain business to open their doors. We covered that very rule change in this article.
According to the motion, which we agree with, the rule "Amendment mandates a sweeping substantive legal change by denying certain procedural and substantive safeguards previously enacted by the legislature in the Illinois Department of Public Health Act. (20 ILCS 2305/2(c). In enacting the Amendment, the Department has exceeded its authority under the Illinois Department of Public Health Act in violation of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act."
- Verified Complaint
- Brief in Support of Motion for TRO
- Verified Motion for Preliminary Injunction
- Memorandum in Support of Motion for TRO
- Verified Motion for TRO
After hours of delay in the scheduled JCAR meeting to address this illegal rule change, IDPH withdrew their rule!
Considering the rule has now been withdrawn, the Motion for the TRO will be withdrawn from the courts according to Tom DeVore, the downstate attorney who is instrumental in waking up an entire state of lawyers who are also filing actions against the Governor.
This is a good day in Illinois!