*** UPDATED x1 - Pritzker responds *** Will County judge says Clay County rulings “bereft of any meaningful legal analysis,” as Rep. Bailey asks Clay County judge to hold Pritzker in contempt, toss him in jail
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020
In addition, the plaintiffs claimed the evictions moratorium exceeded the governor’s authority.
* Circuit Judge John Anderson has ruled against the plaintiffs. The copy I have doesn’t allow for copy and paste, so I’ll summarize.
Judge Anderson noted that five federal judges and “virtually every” Illinois state court judge have upheld the governor’s authority to issue the executive orders. Just one judge, in Clay County, has ruled against the governor.
Anderson then went on to write that the Clay County judge’s rulings are “bereft of any meaningful legal analysis, and are wholly unpersuasive for that reason.” He also pointed out that the Clay County judge’s rulings, “like other trial court rulings,” aren’t binding on his court.
The judge then went on to explain why he felt the other rulings by judges outside Clay County were persuasive and rejected the plaintiffs’ motion for a temporary injunction on all but one count, which he said didn’t look like a strong argument. It’s worth a read.
* Now, on to Clay County…
The motion requests that Pritzker “be placed in temporary custody within the Clay County Jail until he purges himself by rescinding the above-mentioned executive orders.”
*** UPDATE *** The governor was asked about the Clay County filing today…