Illinois (ECWd) -
Silver Lake Law Group ltd. attorney Tom Devore is representing Kirk Allen and John Kraft, founders of the Edgar County Watchdogs Inc. in a recently filed Declaratory Judgment action against Governor Pritzker in relation to his perpetual issuance of disaster proclamations.
ECWd was the first to expose the fact Governor Pritzkers Executive Orders do not trump the people's due process rights in this article on March 15th, 2020. Two weeks later we provided this article, Illinois Business and Citizen Road Map to Freedom that outlined the people's rights in relation to Governor Pritzkers overreach in his Executive Orders relate to COVID 19.
Here we are over a year later and Governor Pritzker is still issuing Disaster Proclamations and to date 76 Executive Orders. It is our opinion, as well as our attorney's, the emergency powers under section 7 are not without limits.
It appears from an additional Executive Order that the Governor has no intention of recognizing his limited powers. As we exposed in this article, "The King Has No Clothes", the Governor has issued Executive Orders that amount to legislative action, a power never given. His most recent, claims to comply with 7(1) of the EMAA however that too is a misrepresentation and an exercise of power not given in our opinion. Pritzker now suspends two portions of the Energy Assistance Act (EAA), 305 ILCS 20/6(a) and 305 ILCS 20/13(g).
Strict compliance with those provisions of the EAA in no way prevents, hinders, or delays necessary action, including emergency purchases, by the IEMA in coping with the disaster, which is the requirement in order to exercise such power.
"(1) To suspend the provisions of any regulatory statute prescribing procedures for conduct of State business, or the orders, rules and regulations of any State agency, if strict compliance with the provisions of any statute, order, rule, or regulation would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action, including emergency purchases, by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, in coping with the disaster."
While we understand most of the state has come to the point of basically ignoring the Governor's Executive Orders due to his inability to enforce them, his ongoing abuses must be ruled on by the courts.
A copy of the lawsuit can be downloaded at this link or viewed below.