Illinois (ECWd) –
Tom DeVore filed and argued on behalf of 866 plaintiffs for an Emergency Temporary Restraining Order regarding the new gun ban law signed by Governor Pritzker. The hearing on the matter was held in Effingham on January 18, 2023, at 11 AM. The courtroom was filled beyond normal capacity and more chairs were brought in which still left numerous people standing and others standing outside the courtroom.
Two attorney’s appeared in court representing Governor Pritzker and Attorney General Kwami Raoul, however, there was no appearance by any attorney for the Speaker of the House and the Senate Leader. They filed their response to the ETRO which can be downloaded at this link.
After approximately 1 1/2 hours of oral presentations by the attorneys, the Judge has taken the matter under advisement and will issue his ruling no later than Friday.
Additional filings by Devore in relation to the gun bill can be downloaded below.
Full Disclosure: Kirk Allen is a named Plaintiff in this case.