United States Department of Justice (“USDOJ”) asked the federal court to remand Rep. Bailey’s case back to Clay County Circuit Court.
“The United States supports the plaintiff’s emergency motion for remand (SDIL Case 3:20-cv-00474-GCS, Doc. 9) and asks the Court promptly to return this matter to the Illinois Circuit Court, where it belongs, because the plaintiff makes no federal claim.”
“II. Governor Pritzker’s Orders Appear Unsupported By State Law”
“If the Court declines to remand the case to Illinois Circuit Court, then it should find that the Governor exceeded his authority when issuing the executive orders.”
“The Court should remand this matter to the Illinois Circuit Court, which is limited to the question whether the Governor has overstepped his authority under the Illinois statute. While this case is important, it does not arise under federal law and thus falls outside this Court’s jurisdiction. It is up to the Illinois courts to rule on Plaintiff’s claims, which, because of the sweeping nature of the Orders, may affect millions of lives and raise significant constitutional concerns in other litigation.”
We urge everyone to read the entire filing as it is an eye-opener and appears to make clear, Governor Pritzker has exercised powers never given.
You can download the U.S. Attorney General filing at this link or view below.